Lung Association Launches Search For North Carolina’s Top Dog

FIDO’S FORCE fundraising campaign highlights local dogs to raise money to end lung cancer, address COVID-19

Today, the American Lung Association in North Carolina kicked off the second annual FIDO’S FORCE Top Dog Competition, a unique campaign to raise awareness for lung cancer and funds to support research.

For the FIDO’S FORCE Top Dog Competition, residents are invited to nominate their dog through our website,, then share pictures and their antics to encourage votes. The dog with the most votes by December 1 will win a prize.

“Last year, we had 20 adorable local dogs compete and raised more than $6,000 for critical lung cancer research,” said Rachel Goldstein, development coordinator for the Lung Association. “We are excited to bring this campaign back to North Carolina during a time where lung health is more important than ever. We hope that featuring North Carolina’s cutest pups will add some positivity to this challenging time, while also raising money to end lung cancer and address COVID-19.”

Here are details about the campaign:

  • Register your dog at
  • Early Registration is $20 from October 19th – November 1st and General Registration is $25 from November 2nd – November 15th.
  • Voting runs from November 16 through December 1 until 4:00 p.m. Votes are $5 each or 5 votes for $20.
  • Winner will be announced on December 1, shortly after 4 p.m. via text and social media.

FIDO’S FORCE supports LUNG FORCE, an initiative by Lung Association to bring greater awareness to lung cancer and raise critical funds for lung cancer research. By supporting LUNG FORCE, you provide hope and help to millions of Americans living with lung cancer. Money raised funds the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer through education, advocacy and research. It also supports the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and to protect against future respiratory virus pandemics.

For more information and to register your Top Dog, visit

For more information, contact:

Jill Dale
[email protected]

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