Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lost Lake Breath of Life Run Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Having completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Washington and graduating from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Kim B. Wright practices neurosurgery at Anchorage, Alaska’s premier spine surgery clinic, Laser Precision Spine Surgery (LPSpine.com). Heavily involved within his community, Kim B. Wright, MD, raises funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis through the Lost Lake Breath of Life Run.

Begun in 1992, the Lost Lake Breath of Life Run is the brainchild of Marsha Vincent, who is the mother of four children, two of whom have cystic fibrosis. Since its inception, the event has raised almost $1 million for cystic fibrosis research through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event begins at the Primrose Campground in Seward, Alaska, and ends at the Bear Creek Fire Department. The route entails a 16-mile trail with a peak elevation of 2,100 feet.

For 2015, the Lost Lake Run took place on August 22. Matthew Shryock won the race with a time of 1:35:33. Fundraising and team registration for the 2016 event opens on March 1, while open registration begins on April 1. In 2015, all open registrations sold out within 14 minutes. The 2016 event will occur on Saturday, August 27.