Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease. 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!
Corporations, families, individuals and teams join together on event day to enjoy live music, sponsor booths and children's entertainment. After a brief celebratory program, participants will walk the scenic three mile course of the beautiful McDonald's Hamburger University and the Oak Brook Park district to mark their dedication to the Fight for Air. Our dedicated walkers, sponsors and volunteers join together for an exciting and memorable event, raising funds so all Chicagoans can breathe easier.
Please 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 member
- Signing up as an individual registrant
- Sponsoring the event
- Making a contribution supporting a participant
- Volunteering to help with the walk. Interested? Groups are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
You may register at any time at FightForAirWalk.org or fill out a Registration Form and send it to the American Lung Association office. The Walk will be held on Sunday, September 29th at McDonald's Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL. Registration will open at 8:30am. The Walk will begin at 10 a.m.
All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt. There are more incentives if you go above and beyond!
Fight for Air Walk Kickoff Reception
Thank you to all who made this years Kickoff Reception a great success! The Fight for Air Walk Kickoff Reception was held August 8th from 6-8pm at McDonald's Hamburger University for the Fight for Air Walk Kick Off Reception, presented by Kindred Hospitals of Illinois.
We hope to see you next year!
Directions to Event
McDonald's Hamburger University is located at 2715 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
Click here to view directions and a map of Hamburger University.
Parking is available free of charge at McDonald's Hamburger University. Please be mindful of the environment. We encourage you to carpool with your team.
Host an Internal Corporate Kick Off
If you are a team captain that would like to engage the rest of your office, invite the Lung Association staff to come to your office and present to your co-workers/employees about the Lung Association and getting involved in the Fight for Air Walk. We will cater to your needs - whether it is 15 minutes before or after a staff meeting, doing a lunch & learn, etc. Let us know what fits into your schedule and we will help get your team excited to Walk for this great cause, lung health. Contact the Special Events Staff today at 312-781-1100 or email@example.com.
We encourage you to fundraise at least $100 toward the cause. If you raise $100, you will receive an event shirt! (Each person on a team must raise $100 in order to earn a shirt).
Raising $100 is easier than you think! It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10. Coaching packets and trainings are available. Please contact our office for more details (312-781-1100).
Donations may be collected and turned in at the event or you can mail them to the Lung Association office prior to the event. Make sure to fill out a donor form and bring with your donations so we can properly thank and send a tax receipt to your donors.
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 Greater Chicago.
A fundraising packet is available to help you reach your fundraising minimum. Check out the "Fundraising Tips" for some help getting started. If you need additional help fundraising, please contact our office at 312-781-1100. The Lung Association staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.
EARN OFFICIAL FIGHT FOR AIR GEAR
Earn an American Lung Association drawstring bag by making a $35 self-dontation to the Fight for Air Walk.
MISSION MILE MARKERS
The Mission Mile Markers are a great way to honor a loved one who is suffering from lung disease or in memory of someone who has passed away from lung disease. Remember them on event day by purchasing a Mission Mile Marker. You will see them lined up along the three mile route at the Walk. Signs will be available after the event to take home with you.
To order: If you are not yet registered for the event, there will be a chance for you to purchase the sign during the event registration process online. If you have already registered, you can click here for an order form. Send the check and form to the Lung Association office (address listed on form). The signs will also be available for purchase at the event, though we encourage you to purchase them prior to the event.
Be a part of the VIP Village on Walk day! Don't miss out - make sure your team is recognized at the event with your own space and walk day supplies. Your team will have a tent on site and the bragging rights of being one of the TOP TEAMS. Find out more. *To qualify as a team in the VIP Village, fundraising and member requirements must be met 2 weeks prior to the event (9/15/13).