Schedule of Events
Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease and this is your chance to walk, raise money and make an impact in their honor. By joining the Fight for Walk you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you!
Families, individuals and teams join together in a walk to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma.
Join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will walk in their communities as well.
You can get involved by:
- Registering as a Team Captain
- Joining an existing Team as a new registrant
- Signing up as an individual registrant
- Sponsoring the event
- Joining the event planning committee
- Making a contribution supporting a registrant
You may register at any time leading up to the Fight For Air Walk by choosing the appropriate option under 'Sign Up.' The Walk will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2013 at Yokuts Park, Bakersfield, CA
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
Teams and Participants
9:00 am – Registration/Check-in-opportunity Drawing Booth opens
9:30 am – Welcome/Event Kick-off
10:00 am – Walk begins
11:00 am – Participants return to start/finish area for a celebration! Program, music, snacks, opportunity drawing, educational information and activities for all participants
11:30 am Ticket sales end for Opportunity Drawing
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Opportunity Drawing Announcements
Volunteers and Vendors
7:30 am – Volunteer Check-in
8:00 am – Mandatory Volunteer POW WOW
8:00 am – Vendors Set Up
Yokuts Park is located on 4200 Empire Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309
For more information please contact Sheila Archibald at 661.282.3301 or Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available at the parking lot in Yokuts Park. Overflow parking is available on Empire Drive.
We encourage you to fund raise at least $100 toward the cause. Coaching packets and trainings are available to help you whether you are participating as part of a corporate team, a friends and family team, or as an individual.. Please contact our office for more details (661-282-3301) All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization.
Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association in California.
A fundraising packet is available to help you reach your fundraising minimum. Check out the "Fundraising Help" page on the main menu. If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact our office at (661) 282-3301. We are happy to help and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.
Where can I find instructions on registering?
Click here for registration instructions.
How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in California saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever. Eighty-one cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.
What is Fight for Air Walk?
The Fight For Air Walk is a community event intended to raise funds and awareness for the American Lung Association. Generally, our events are 3.1 miles (five kilometers) in length and some people walk the distance while others run. There usually are shorter walk options on event day for those who are unable to complete such a distance. Walks are being held nationwide in an effort to bring attention to this devastating chronic disease. We know a lot about lung disease, but there is so much we don't know. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to provide life saving education, research and advocacy so we can beat lung disease and soon find a cure.
What time should I be there?
Participants and team registration begins at 9:00 am. Please allow plenty of time for parking and registration as we expect over 500 participants. Make sure to turn in outstanding funds raised at the registration booth. Volunteers need to check in at 7:30 am with a mandatory volunteer meet and greet t 7:45 am. All vendors are asked to check in no later than 8:00 am.
What is a team captain?
Being a team captain is easy. Captains gather together a few friends or family members and encourage them to participate in the event together. Each team captain helps to coordinate the online registration of these friends as well as setting a goal for the team overall. Team Captains should encourage their participants to personalize their fundraising pages, send e-mails to other friends and family, hit their overall goals, show up to the event and have a great time. Some team captains organize gatherings before or after the walk for their team members, but this is not required. Sometimes the team captain serves as a representative at the annual event kickoff luncheon. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.
Start a Team
How far is the walk?
Three miles (five kilometers) The route is flat and stroller friendly.
What do I bring with me on the day of the event?
Please bring any fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in. If you are the team captain, also bring a roster of your team members as well as a list of how much each person from your team raised (if this is not available online). You may wish to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen depending on the conditions for the day, but most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!
Are pets allowed?
Yes, pets are welcome if kept on a leash.
How do I sign up?
You can register online by clicking here or you can call our office and register over the phone during normal business hours at (661-282-3301)