The Orioles will host LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore, a walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer in memory of Orioles' late Public Relations Director, Monica Pence Barlow. All proceeds of the walk will benefit LUNGevity Foundation, a non-profit firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality-of-life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support and education for all those affected by the disease.
Monica Pence Barlow was the Orioles Public Relations Director and a member of the organization for 14 years. Barlow passed away in February of this year after a four and a half year battle with non-small cell lung cancer. Barlow was very active with LUNGevity Foundation, raising funds and awareness through interviews and walks.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
AT ORIOLE PARK
Walk Begins: 9 a.m. ET and concludes on the field
Registration Begins: 7 a.m. ET
Entry Fee: $25 for adults, $20 for lung cancer survivors, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for youth. There is no race fee for children four and under.
Fee Includes: T-shirt and refreshments. The first 500 registrants will receive a ticket to the Orioles 7:05 p.m. game on Sept. 20 vs. the Boston Red Sox.
Additionally, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has pledged to give LUNGevity Foundation $100 in Monica's honor for every home run he hits this season. Davis hit 53 in 2013.