Orioles Press Release
Orioles to host 5k walk benefiting LUNGevity Foundation in memory of Monica Pence Barlow at Oriole Park September 20
Chris Davis pledges $100 per home run in 2014 to the LUNGevity Foundation
The Orioles today announced that they 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, on September 20 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The 5K walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude on the field. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. Registration fees are $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.
Fans can register online now at www.orioles.com/lungevity. The first 500 registrants will receive a ticket to the Orioles 7:05 p.m. game that night vs the Boston Red Sox.
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 the LUNGevity Foundation, raising funds and awareness through interviews and walks.
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 has hit nine home runs to date and hit 53 in 2013.