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Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease and this is your chance to walk, raise money and make an impact in their honor. By joining the Fight for Walk you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you! 

Event Overview
Families, individuals and teams join together in a walk to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma. Participants work together to fundraise.


Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will walk in their communities as well.
 
You can get involved by:

Event Information
All walkers will receive free admission and parking to the Milwaukee County Zoo.

You may register at any time on the www.fightforairwalk.org website.  The walk will be held on the first Sunday in October at the Milwauke County Zoo.  Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.   

All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt.

New this year!

Purchase a special reminder of why we walk

   In Honor - Memory  

 

Mission markers will be placed along the walk route for those you are walking in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Once the walk is over, take your mission marker home and put it in your own garden to continue to honor your loved ones.

Cost: 1 for a $10 donation, or 3 for a $25 donation.

Order your mission marker ahead of time by contacting the American Lung Association at 262.703.4200 or events@lungwi.org. They will also be available for purchase the morning of the walk.

Free Flu Shots at the Walk!

United Healthcare is donating 500 flu shots to our Fight for Air Walk participants. Midland Health will be at the event to distribute the shots on a first come, first served basis, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. They will be set up inside the US Bank gathering place near registration.

Check out these new activites!

Photo booth
Bounce house
Kid crafting corner
Food and refreshments

Mass Transit
For the Milwaukee County Transit System routes and schedule, please click here.
For the Amtrak schedule, please click here.

Parking
Free parking is available in the Milwaukee County Zoo parking lot, located at the east side of the Zoo.
 
Fundraising
We encourage you to fundraise at least $100 toward the cause.  This is easier than you think!  It's as easy as asking 10 friends for $10.  Coaching packets and trainings are available.  Please contact our office for more details (262-703-4200). 
 
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association in Wisconsin.
 
A fundraising packet is available to help you reach your fundraising minimum.  Check out the "Fundraising Help" page on the main menu or click here for more tips.  If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact our office at 800-LUNG-USA.  The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.

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Milwaukee, WI 2012 Fight for Air 5K Walk