How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Ohio 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?
Fight for Air Walks are fundraising events for the American Lung Association. They usually happen in a scenic outdoor area. Teams and individual participants can use the walk as a great way to be active and meet new friends. Walks are also a great way to exercise outdoors in the spring and summer. Novice and expert athletes of all ages are welcome to walk. The Fight fir 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 and other run. There are usually 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?
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and the Actual Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Please give your self plenty of time to park and to register yourself and team members.
Where should I park?
Please refer to the Directions page for specifics.
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 pre and post walk events. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.
Additional Team Camptain resources can be found on the drop-down menu under Get Involved. If you think you's like to be a team captain, follow this link: Start a Team
Teams are groups of four or more walkers that want to participate together. They increase awareness and make fundraising and training easier and more effective, plus they have more fun! Each member is responsible for his/her own $100 fundraising minimum.
Your team can walk together, whether you choose the 3 or 1 mile route.
An Individual walker can be anyone interested in supporting the ALA, fighting lung disease or seeking a new challenge. You will register, fundraise and walk on your own, but you always have the option of starting your own team later.
Please see the Registration Information page for details. All participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 by the morning of the walk in order to participate.
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. Please bring a roster of your team members if you are the captain as well as how much each person raised if not already 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!
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 216-532-8202.