Lung Association of Mass. Hosts 7th Annual 'Lung Force Walk' In Boston

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Participants were met with beautiful weather on Saturday for the 7th Annual Lung Force Walk at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

"Vaccinated and mask-less, we love it," Nicole of Waltham said. "I'm thankful to be here today."

Nicole said she first started doing the walk hosted by the Massachusetts branch of the American Lung Association around four years ago -- when her best friend's mother died of lung cancer.

Many walkers said they were also participating in the event to honor friends and family members who have been lost to the disease.

Lung Association of Massachusetts Executive Director Karen Whitefield said especially after the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, she is seeing a lot more optimism at this year's walk.

"People are so excited just to be out with their family, their friends again -- and I cant even tell you -- its just full steam ahead from here on in," she said.

According to the American Lung Association website, the Lung Force Walk is designed to "support and promote lung health" by raising "critical funds for lifesaving research and early detection."

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@WBZKendall) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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