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Albuquerque Free to Breathe Bike Ride

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Thank you to everyone for helping make the Albuquerque Free to Breathe Bike Ride an enormous success! The efforts and commitment by those who participated, donated or fundraised to help lung cancer patients and their families is inspiring.

We hope to see you next year! Stay tuned for more information about next year's event.

Did you know you can start fundraising for next year's bike ride? Our Community Fundraising program allows you to fundraise year-round with unique tools to help you succeed. All of your proceeds can be designated to your 2017 team!  


• 213 participants
• over $32,000 raised


Thank you to Alicia Lucia Photography for capturing these moments.

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Event History


2015: 2014: 2013: 2012:
206 participants 263 participants 298 participants 298 participants
over $31,000 raised over $29,000 raised over $29,000 raised over $45,000 raised
Photos from 2015 Photos from 2014   Photos from 2012

This event was originally established in memory of Annette Leger to raise awareness and support in the movement to defeat lung cancer.

Albuquerque in the News

2013: Rio Ranch Observer: Fundraiser aims to raise awareness of lung cancer
2013: The Current Vibe: Free to Breathe Kicks off the Lung Cancer Bike Ride in Memory of Annette Leger


Free to Breathe depends on the kindness and dedication of volunteers to make the event a success. A variety of volunteer opportunities exist, and whether part of the planning committee or event day festivities each person makes a difference.

Find out how you can get involved by contacting:

Elaine Chavez-Montoya, Volunteer Local Event Co-Chair

Become a Sponsor

As a sponsor of the Albuquerque Free to Breathe event, your support can mean the world to people affected by lung cancer. It can also provide an unparalleled opportunity to create a unique selling proposition for your organization. As a Free to Breathe sponsor, you will increase visibility, build credibility, gain access to important markets, and differentiate your organization.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, download the sponsorship package.

Deb Rivera Montoya, Volunteer Local Event Co-Chair


Martín Leger, Volunteer Local Event Chair

Bridget Purchatzke
Senior Events Director
Phone: 608.828.8848

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