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Orioles to honor Barlow with 5K walk Oct. 3

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles will host the LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore, a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer in memory of the Orioles' late public relations director, Monica Pence Barlow, on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Camden Yards.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m. ET and end on the field, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. All participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments and registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for youth. There is no race fee for lung cancer survivors and children four and under.

To register, visit Donations made online through Oct. 17 will be eligible for various prizes reflective of the total funds raised through the Breathe Deep Recognition Program.

Barlow, who worked in the organization for 14 years, passed away in February of 2014 after a four-and-a-half-year battle with non-small cell lung cancer. She was incredibly active in helping the LUNGevity Foundation raise funds and awareness.

All proceeds of the 5K walk will benefit the 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.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.
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