If you are the kind of person who likes to get out and get involved in things that are important to you—the Lung Association needs you!
Participation in American Lung Association events is a fun way to raise funds and awareness in your community. Our mission, to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, is the driving force behind all of our special events. You can choose from a variety of events that appeal to a full range of interests and physical abilities.
Look through our activities and we're sure you'll find one or more to enjoy, along with friends, family and co-workers. Through our signature Fight For Air Climbs and LUNG FORCE Walks, our treks, galas and golf outings, you can show your support of our mission in a meaningful and proactive way. You can also form a team, fundraise and enjoy participating in an event along with friends, family and co-workers. Most importantly, you will make a real difference. This past year, our event participants raised more than 18.4 million to support our life-changing, lifesaving work.
We thank the many participants, leadership committee members and event day volunteers who continue to support our critical mission through one or more of our special events. Their dedication and generosity improve the lives of the millions who fight for every breath because of lung disease. Together, we are heightening awareness about life threatening lung disease and raising much-needed support for research, advocacy and educational services provided by the American Lung Association.
Making a Difference
FY16 Fight For Air Climb
- 52 events
- Over 30,000 participants
- Raised over $8M
FY16 LUNG FORCE Walk
- 43 events
- Over 23,000 participants
- Raised over $3M
Sunovion: National Corporate Team Partner
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has partnered comprehensively with the Lung Association to address lung disease, as a part of the Company's focus on helping people with serious respiratory medical conditions.
With a focus on respiratory health, in FY14 Sunovion supported the Lung Association's national, public re-release of Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women, a report exploring the unequal burden of COPD among women. The company has also provided important support for the Lung Association's Better Breathers Clubs, offering patient-centered and community-based educational opportunities and support to individuals with COPD and chronic lung disease, as well as their families, friends and support persons. Complementing these educational investments are the significant efforts of Sunovion employees in American Lung Association signature fundraising events nationwide.
As Presenting Sponsor of the American Lung Association of the Northeast's Autumn Escape Bike Trek, Sunovion has consistently brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm to this event since 2012. In FY16, the company joined the Lung Association as an official National Corporate Team Partner, with employees nationwide participating in LUNG FORCE Walks, Fight For Air Climbs and Bike Treks.
"Participating in American Lung Association events allows our employees to give back in the communities in which they live and work, while reinforcing our focus on meaningful advocacy and relevant education focused on improving the lives of patients," says Henry W. McMillan, leader of advocacy efforts with the Lung Association for Sunovion. "We're proud to have Sunovion employees join in Lung Association signature events across the nation to raise awareness of and resources for lung health."