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LUNGevity Breathe Deep Blue RIdge 2016

Posted by Magie on 22nd Feb 2016

April 16th, 2016 will mark our 5th annual 'Breathe Deep Blue Ridge' 5K Walk/Run here at Mercier Orchards! Breathe Deep Blue Ridge is a grassroots event planned and managed by the Mercier Orchards family in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Melissa Lillard, a 3rd generation family member, was diagnosed in February 2011 with stage IV lung cancer. We are raising awareness that Lung Cancer is not just a smoker's disease and that it has no boundaries!

We welcome everyone to come and enjoy a brisk run or walk through our orchards, surrounded by friends and apple blossoms. All of the proceeds will go the the LUNGevity Foundation to fund research, early detection, and lung cancer awareness. We will offer food and live entertainment for the whole family, as well as the 5K run/walk.

Dogs are not allowed in the orchards this year. Sorry for any inconvenience!

You can register online through

5K Race & Walk

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Mercier Orchards, 8660 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513


This event will take place rain or shine!

  • Check-in/Registration: 8:30 am
  • Program: 9:30 am
  • Race/Walk: 10:00 am
  • Closing Ceremony: Immediately after walk

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at