This morning, several hundred participants raised over $125,000 for lifesaving research, advocacy and local programs at the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago’s LUNG FORCE Walk, presented by Northwestern Medicine. It was the first time the event took place at Cantigny Park.
Individuals, families, groups of friends and corporate teams throughout the greater Chicago area took part in the 2021 LUNG FORCE Walk in Wheaton, where they walked at their own pace through the scenic Park for three miles.
“We thank everyone in our community for coming together and showing their commitment to improving lung health,” said Meghan Miller, senior vice president of development of the western division at the Lung Association. “Because of our dedicated fundraisers for this event, we can continue our work toward a brighter future for those who suffer from lung disease and provide critical resources for anyone who needs them right here in Illinois.”
Funds raised at the LUNG FORCE Walk will support the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease as well as help the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.