On October 5th, Maestro Filmworks will be joining a few hundred Philadelphians in running to spread awareness and research for lung cancer. Maestro Filmworks, along with friends and family, has created a team to raise funds and run a 5k at the 4th Annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” Race put on by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.
“We wanted to do something that would not only build team morale, but also be able to contribute to something meaningful and support a good cause — all while having fun and being fit in the process,” says Kris Mendoza, founder of Maestro Filmworks. “Supporting this cause is right in line with one of the three key initiatives which we believe in strongly: education, arts, and healthy living.”
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the cause of ‘an estimated 159,260 deaths from lung cancer (86,930 in men and 72,330 among women)’ in 2014 alone. Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, along with many other great organizations, has been putting on events like this and is one of the largest patient-driven philanthropies nationwide devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, awareness, education, early detection and treatment. Since being established in 2006, the organization has raised more than $15 million dollars for Lung Cancer research, patient services and awareness. Maestro Filmworks has pledged to match donations of all those who sign up for Team Maestro.
If you are interested in joining the team, register via this link and choose Maestro Filmworks in the “Select Team” drop down. All Team Maestro participants will receive custom race t-shirts.