During the month of November, residents headed outside to get active as a part of the American Lung Association in Georgia’s virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk and Scavenger Hunt. The event raised $56,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease and support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative.
This year’s LUNG FORCE Run/Walk included a virtual 5K run/walk and a socially distanced scavenger hunt that took place in downtown Decatur.
“Due to concerns surrounding the global pandemic, we pivoted to a virtual event this year, but still saw a tremendous outpouring of support and participation from the local community,” said Rochelle Smalls, executive director for the Lung Association. “Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease, lung cancer and COVID-19.”
In total, the Atlanta LUNG FORCE Run/Walk and Scavenger Hunt resulted in:
72 registered participants;
15 teams; and
$56,169 raised and counting!
Money raised at the Virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk and Scavenger Hunt funds the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is an investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
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 Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.