NEWS | June 12, 2018

Walk to benefit lung cancer research June 23

(SACRAMENTO)

Join two UC Davis lung cancer specialists for the third annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” run/walk on Saturday, June 23 in Sacramento.

Team UC Davis Health at BALCF 2017 Team UC Davis Health at BALCF 2017

Proceeds will benefit the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BALCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising lung cancer awareness and funding research and patient services. The beautiful 5K course winds through William Land Park and culminates in a celebration at the finish line.

Radiation oncologist Megan Daly and medical oncologist Jonathan Riess are co-chairs of this year’s walk and co-captains of the UC Davis Health team. Riess was a recipient of the BALCF Young Innovators Team Award in 2014 for his collaboration with researchers from UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center who evaluated a unique drug target in non-small cell lung cancer. The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is a sponsor of the run/walk event.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity for lung cancer specialists, patients, survivors and caregivers to celebrate advances in lung cancer detection and treatment and to raise much needed funds for ongoing research efforts,” said Daly, who has participated in the event previously.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the most common cause of cancer death in both men and women.

To learn more, make a donation or register, click here and search for “UC Davis Health.”