Clubs & Awards
Each year after fundraising events like the walk, your local ALA spends thousands of dollars on "benefits to donors" or prize incentives. These incentives are the gift certificates walkers earn while raising money in support of the ALA's local service programs and important medical research. Many thanks to these generous walkers who donated their prize incentive back to the ALA. They are the members of the ALA Mission First Club and have truly put the mission first!
Why should I donate my prize back to the American Lung Association?
The American Lung Association wants to reward you for your fundraising efforts. However, if you would like to contribute more to the organization-at no real cost to you-this is a quick, easy way! By donating your prize back to the American Lung Association, you help reduce walk event expenses and provide more funding to local service programs and medical research.
For example, if you gift your prize back to the ALA, we can provide:
• $500 supports 250 smokers through the Freedom From Smoking on-line program.
• $750 supports the American Lung Association Lung Helpline for 48 individuals.
• $1,250 will train 10 schools or day care centers in Asthma 1-2-3.
What do I get as a member of the Mission Club Member?
As a member of the Mission First Club, you will be recognized on our Website for graciously donating your prize back to the American Lung Association. You will also receive special recognition before, during and after next year's walk.
In addition to the Mission First Club there will be a number of awards given to individuals and teams for their fundraising efforts.
Top Individual Fundraiser will receive a special thank you gift donated by a local merchant. We also give out a number of special thank you prizes to other top fundraisers as well. These are gifts donated by local businesses as well.
Top Corporate Team in fundraising will have the honor of displaying the DeJuan H. Gibson Award (a traveling trophy) in their office for a year.
Top Community Team will have the honor of displaying the Fight For Air Award (traveling trophy) at their office for a year.
Top Hospital Team will have the honor of displaying the Pulmonary Champions Award (traveling trophy) at their hospital for a year.