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Downloadable Forms & Quick Links

Donor Form | Paper Registration Form | VIP Village Information 

Kick Off Reception RSVP | Mission Mile Marker Purchase Form

Where can I find instructions on registering?

Click here for online registration instructions. You can register as an individual, team captain or join a team online on the homepage of this site. The link is on the left-hand side under the wording SIGN UP in a red bar.

For a paper registration, click here to download. After completing, please mail in to the Amecian Lung Association office at the address listed on the form.

How do my donations help?

With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air.  Today, our fight is more important than ever.  Eighty-eight 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.  The event is three miles in length and some people walk the distance and others may run, it is up to you.  There is a shorter walk option on event day for those who are unable to complete such a distance. Two options will be available to leave the course early. The first is at Rest Stop One (approx 1 mile) and the other is before heading under the Jorie Blvd bridge (approx 1.5 miles). If you would like to learn more about shorter distance options, please contact our events staff at 312-781-1100.

Walks are being held nationwide in an effort to bring attention to the devastating chronic diseases and the need for clean air. 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?

Registration opens at 8:30am. The Walk will begin at 10am.  Come early and enjoy refreshments, a live band and family-friendly entertainment.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at McDonald's Hamburger University, free of charge. Please be mindful of the environment and carpool with your team.

What is a team captain?

Being a team captain is easy.  Captains gather together a friends or family members and encourage them to participate in the event together. When registering the team, the first person to set up that team will become a team captain. 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 Kick Off Reception, being held on August 8th from 6-8pm at Hamburger University. Make sure to RSVP

In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.

Click Here to Start a Team

How far is the walk?

The Walk is approxcimately 3 miles. There is a shorter walk option on event day for those who are unable to complete such a distance. Two options will be available to leave the course early. The first is at Rest Stop One (approx 1 mile) and the other is before heading under the Jorie Blvd bridge (approx 1.5 miles). If you would like to learn more about shorter distance options, please contact our events staff at 312-781-1100.

What do I bring with me on the day of the event?

Please bring any additional fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in. If your donors would like to be thanked after the event and receive a tax receipt, make sure to fill our the DONOR FORM completely and turn in with your donations.  Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather conditions; sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, and in case of inclement weather, bring an umbrella or rain jacket, etc. But most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!

Are pets allowed?

Due to the allergy concerns of many participants, pets are not permitted at the event.  

What is an Internal 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 events@lungil.org.

Fight for Air Walk Kick Off 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! 

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