How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in South Dakota saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Over 100,000 South Dakotans have lung disease - including over 18,000 kids with asthma. 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 raising funds and awareness for the American Lung Association in South Dakota. Mileage is up to you. Generally, our events are 3.1 miles (five kilometers) in length and some people walk a shorter or longer distance depending on their fitness level. Challenge yourself before the walk to increase your distance and speed of walking. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your fitness walking if you haven't before or increase your distance or pace.
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?
On Walk day, Saturday, April 20, 2013, we'll be walking indoors at the Western Mall, Sioux Falls. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs to 8:15 a.m. If you pre-register, and we hope you do today, then just check in. You can also register righrt at the event or if you have friends or family who didn't get a chance to register they can register up to 8:15 a.m. At 8:15 a.m. we will have a warm-up, music and an official start to the walk. Come early and enjoy refreshements, music and fun!
We'll also have time for team photos before or after the walk so come early, get your team together and say "cheese."
Where should I park?
Park on the north side of the Western Mall – the main entrance is located by by Hallmark Cards and Gifts.
Where is the start line?
Just follow the music! Our start line will be in front of the DJ and stage. You can enjoy light refreshments and booths until we get started with a warm-up around 8:15 a.m. Then our DJ will offficially start the walk.
What is a team captain?
Being a team captain is a great opportunity to use or develop your leadership skills and make a big impact for the walk. Captains gather together coworkers, bosses, friends or family members and encourage them to participate in the event together. Each team captain helps to coordinate the online registration of team members 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 optional. Sometimes the team captain serves as a representative at their company's internal walk kickoff. In short, we need help to rally the community and the best people for the job are always our team captains.
How far is the walk?
Generally, our events are 3.1 miles (five kilometers) in length and some people walk a shorter or longer distance depending on their fitness level. The Western Mall is a great space to walk and enjoy the event. Challenge yourself before the walk to increase your distance and speed of walking. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your fitness walking if you haven't before or increase your distance or pace.
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. Wear your walking shoes and clothes that are comfortable to walk indoors. We'll have water and light refreshments.
How do I sign up?
You can register online by clicking here or you can call our office and register over the phone Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 605.336.7222 or 800.873.5864.