Rush Radiosurgery Participates in Lung Run Event

On September 17, team members from Rush Radiosurgery participated in the 12th annual Chicago Lung Run. 

The 10K/5K run or 1 mile walk and rally started at 8:30 a.m. on the city’s beautiful lakefront at Montrose Harbor. 

The Chicago Lung Run is held each year in support of lung cancer survivors and their families, and in memory of those who have lost their lives to lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in America.  The Lung Run is one of the largest running events in the city, with more than 2,000 runners, lung cancer survivors, and representatives of leading Chicago hospitals participating. 

The mission of the Lung Run is to raise awareness of lung cancer and to raise much needed funds for lung cancer research.  Proceeds from the Lung Run go to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, which funds important lung related research projects around the country. 

Staff from Rush University Medical Center, including thoracic surgeon Christopher Seder, M.D, medical oncologist Mary Jo Fidler, M.D., and lung coordinator Mary Ellen Hand, RN, spoke at the event. 

The event was a huge success and raised over $100,000! 

Rush Radiosurgery was proud to be a part of such an important event that raises money to help lung cancer patients in our community. 

For more information on The Lung Run, please click here.  

Photo Caption:  The Rush team at the 2016 Chicago Lung Run.