How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Tennessee 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 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 starts at 8:30. It is suggested that you try to arrive as close to that time as possible. There will be many things to participate in once registered and we want you to be able to enjoy everything.
Where should I park?
There are a number of public parking lots in the area. There is parking at Volunteer Landing and at the public lot across the street.
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.
If you think you'd like to be a team captain, follow this link: START A TEAM.
What is a team vs an Individual Walker?
Teams are groups of four or more walkers that want to participate together. They increase awareness and make fundraising easier and more effective, plus they have more fun! Each member is responsible for his/her own individual fundraising goal. It is suggested that $100 is a good start.
Individual walkers 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.
How much does it cost to participate?
Although there is no registration fee, it is suggested that participants raise a minimum of $100 in order to qualify for a Walk t-shirt.
What should I do with the cash/check donations that I collect?
Donations raised prior to the event can be brought or mailed to the American Lung Association. Please to not send cash in the mail. A pledge tracking sheet can be found on the Walker Downloads & Resources page with directions on how to send in your donations. Donations can also be brought to check-in on the day of the walk..
How do I earn a t-shirt?
Participants who met or exceed raising $100 will receive and official walk t-shirt.
How far is the walk?
There will be two Walk routes, a traditional 5K and a shorter Fun Walk.
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!
Are pets allowed?
We know that bringing pets is fun, but remember there are a lot of participants with allergies to dogs. We would suggest you leave you pet at home so everyone can enjoy the event.
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 800-LUNG-USA or 615-329-1151.