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Annual Report

2017 Annual Report - Special Events
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29,000 climb participants

More than 26,000 people participated in over 44 Fight For Air Climb events

22,000 walk participants

19,000 participants in over 38 LUNG FORCE Walk & Run/Walk events

All events combined raised $19.5 million

Nearly $19 million raised from events to support research, education and advocacy

Are you the type of person who likes to get out and do something to support the things you care about? Would you like to get together and have fun with others who share your passion for healthy lungs? Then we have an event for you! Lung Association special events are the perfect opportunity to show your support of our mission in a way that is active and meaningful. Through our signature Fight For Air Climbs and LUNG FORCE Walks & Run/Walks, and our treks, galas and golf outings, thousands of our friends and family walked, ran, climbed, biked, golfed, sang and even dined, for those who live with lung disease. More importantly, event participants across the country raised nearly $19 million to support our lifesaving work.

Two climb participants holding their medalsLast year was a big year for Lung Association events

We thank the many participants and event volunteers who continue to support our critical mission through special events. Together, we are heightening awareness about life-threatening lung disease and raising much-needed support for research, advocacy and health promotion and support services for all those who struggle to breathe because of lung disease.

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Special Events Impact

Thank You for Joining Together for Lung Health!Our event volunteers really came through this year! Through our signature Fight For Air Climbs and LUNG FORCE Walks & Run/Walks, more than 45,000 Climb, Walk & Run/Walk event participants raised more than $10.6 million to support our life-changing, lifesaving work.
Honor Someone You LoveIf you have lost a loved one, or love someone who is currently grappling with lung disease, you can join our many volunteers who participate in a loved one’s honor. A perfect choice is our LUNG FORCE Walks. Walks unite those impacted by lung cancer and other lung diseases to raise funds toward research and program services. These events are a celebration of hope, where people touched by lung disease connect and join together to make progress in the fight against lung cancer and for lung health.
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