October 1, 2023
Join us in Mukilteo for our
6th annual 5K hill challenge and
Bust Your Lungs In support of
Research funding for ROS1 Positive
Lung Cancer treatments.
Why Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States, with over 230,000 new diagnoses and over 155,000 deaths per year. Despite being the leading cause of cancer related deaths, lung cancer receives very little funding for research. Some lung cancers are caused by genetic mutations, which can be treated using targeted chemotherapy providing improved survival rates.
Why the Focus on Ros1?
Our Lungbuster nonprofit was established in honor of Amie Parker, a healthy non-smoker who was diagnosed at the age of 44 with non small cell lung cancer. Amie’s cancer is caused by a mutation known as ROS1, which accounts for just 1-2% of lung cancers. With a small patient population like this it is difficult to convince researchers to focus on the ROS1 mutation for studies into potential treatments.
The Lungbuster nonprofit organization is 100% volunteer run and event expenses are covered by our generous sponsors, which means every penny of your race fee and donation goes directly to the The ROS1ders research fund. Lungbuster has donated almost $82,000 to lung cancer research since our first race in 2018. We appreciate your support and look forward to another amazing year!