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Participants in Breathe Deep North Shore release balloons May 6 at Deerfield High School in honor of those affected with lung cancer. (Photos by Claire Esker/22nd Century Media)
Runners cross the finish line in the 5K portion of Breathe Deep North Shore, which raised more than $200,000 for lung cancer research.
Team Bob, in honor of one of the event’s organizers Bob Lehrman, gather for a photo.
Clancy O’Donnell writes a message on a balloon before the launch.
Some of the younger walk participants await the start.
Event volunteers (left to right), all from Deerfield, Susie Borovsky, Amy McGowan, Sue Bersh, Jamie Sylvan and Marcia Sloan gather for a photo.
Joe Coughlin, Publisher
9:22 am CDT May 11, 2018

Lung cancer takes more lives annually — two and a half times more — than any other form of cancer.

Yet, funding to fight the lethal diagnosis ranks fourth highest among cancers, far behind category leader breast cancer. 

The startling statistic is a major reason George and Lisa Spathis, of Highland Park, have participated for seven years in Breathe Deep North Shore, a walk and fun run put on by LUNGevity and held this year on May 6 at Deerfield High School.