Laura’s Run

Every lung transplant recipient requires a lifetime of medication, medical supervision and specialized treatment, creating social and financial implications. Laura’s Foundation sponsors Laura’s Run, which raises funds to support the Norton Institute, its patients and their families. To date, Laura’s Foundation has donated more than $330,000 to support the Norton Institute’s lung transplant program.

Laura’s Run and the Laura Hart Burdick Foundation are proud to continue supporting the future growth of Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s, home of the nation’s leading, most successful lung transplant programs, where more lives are saved every year through lung transplantation than nearly any other U.S. Hospital.

You can support Norton Thoracic Institute through your participation in the Laura’s Run, hosted annually each spring, or you can make a gift directly any time of year by donating on the St. Joseph’s Foundation website at

Thank you for honoring Laura’s memory by supporting Laura’s Run and Norton Thoracic Institute. Your generosity saves lives.

16th Annual Laura’s Run: Fun for the Whole Family

The 16th Annual Laura’s Run will be held on May 13, 2023 at Arizona Falls, 5802 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The event includes a 5K Run, 1 Mile “Fun Walk” and doggie trot – your pup can walk or run with you! All registrants receive a custom t-shirt and medal!