8th Annual Walk 'N Roll for Lung Cancer Awareness event

Saturday 23rd September 2023

Parvin State Park: 701 Almond Road, Pittsgrove, United States

Walking, Distance running, 5K


  • Walking-5K - Walker
  • Walking-5K - Walker 5-10 Years Old
  • Walking-5K - Walk <5 Years Old


Walk 'N Roll for Lung Cancer Awarenes in Memory of Ron E. Fooks Sr.

Let’s walk! Let’s roll! Let’s Walk ‘N Roll for Lung Cancer Awareness!

We're excited to annouce the 8th annual “Walk N’ Roll for Lung Cancer Awareness” is Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Parvin State Park to remember the life of our Dad, Ron E. Fooks Sr., known to many as Big Ron.

Our Dad passed away Thanksgiving morning 2013, after a 3-year battle with small cell carcinoma lung cancer. We know it wasn’t easy for him, especially undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation while still working full-time and playing in his band The Good Tymes. Dad kept rockin’ but Dad kept fighting and fighting and fighting. We believe that the support of his family, friends and coworkers at Pittsgrove Township Public Works is what really kept dad going and not giving up.

This 5K Fun Walk gives us a chance to keep Big Ron’s spirit alive, and keep his fight going for others who are still battling in hopes of finding a cure for cancer. Nearly 220,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year – that’s more than breast, prostate, colon, ovarian, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and melanoma cancers combined. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, yet lung cancer receives the fewest research dollars. That’s why we are committed to making a difference. All proceeds will benefit Every Breath Counts, an organization that Dad supported, which raises awareness and funding for lung cancer research and support programs in the South Jersey area.

All participants will receive a special Walk ‘N’ Roll t-shirt and refreshments will be provided. Plus enjoy music from Harry Snyder the Music Machine and a raffle with donations from several local businesses including a few of Big Ron’s favorite places!

So please join us on September 23. Walk with us. Roll with us. Fight with us.

If you are unable to participate in the walk but would like to make a donation in memory of Ron E. Fooks Sr., please visit:


“Make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow.” – Jim Kelly, former Buffalo Bills quarterback and recipient of the 2018 Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

Event details and schedule

8:30am - 9:45am
Registration. Please note we can only accept cash or check for day of signups.

Opening ceremonies

Lets Walk & Roll!

Announce winners of prizes once everyone has finished the walk.

Organised by

Walk & Roll for Lung Cancer Awareness

75 Pindale Dr, Pittsgrove

Phone: 856-455-3764

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