Today, the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago announced that it will host its annual LUNG FORCE Walk presented by Northwestern Medicine at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL on October 17 at 10AM.
“We’re excited to bring this event to Wheaton. Historically, the Lung Association has very strong support for the surrounding suburbs and we’re glad to bring this Walk back to the suburban community,” said Kristen Young, Executive Director of the Lung Association.
“We’re also especially proud of the local support we’re already receiving from local partners, like Northwestern Medicine, Kindred Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and Enterprise,” she said. “Money raised at the LUNG FORCE Walk will fund the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. 89 cents of every dollar raised will go to life-saving research, advocacy and local programs right here Illinois.”
Registration is now open for the event, which invites individuals, families, groups of friends, and corporate teams to stroll, saunter, or power-walk through beautiful Cantigny Park for three miles.
The safety of participants, staff and volunteers is always our number one priority, so we are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect the event. Everyone is encouraged to check our Walk website for the most up-to-date information leading up to the event.
Registration for the LUNG FORCE Walk is free and participants are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $100 to earn an event t-shirt. For more information, and to register, visit LUNGFORCEWalk.org/Chicagoland.
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, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.