In This Issue
Why I Walk
MaryAnn Manning, R.N.
As a sister, I walk for my sister, Karen who is bravely battling lung cancer.
As a nurse, I walk for the many hundreds of patients that I've cared for who suffer from lung diseases.
As a TB nurse for the last 11 years, I walk for all Tuberculosis patients.
Each year 9 million people around the world become ill with active TB disease.
Each year, there are almost 2 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
This year is my walk for Karen and for a cure.
Lung Association in Tennessee
One Vantage Way, Ste.
Nashville, TN 37228
615-329-1151 - Phone
Walkers to the 2011 Fight For Air Walk April Newsletter
Make sure you're registered for the Fight For Air Walk at www.MiddleTNWalk.org
Team Captains…Be on the lookout for the Team Building Contest, and the Fundraising Challenge. These contests
begin in April, so watch your email for details!
These contests give each participant a chance to win
AWESOME prizes, such as gas cards, for registering walkers on your team, or for
successful fundraising efforts. Now is the time to recruit your teammates and work toward
achieving your personal and team fundraising goals. Remember, your walk manager is available to help
you achieve your goals.
Middle Tennessee Walk Talk
many ways to assist with the Middle Tennessee Fight For Air Walk. Check out the
following ways you can help.
Dayani Golf Scramble – April 28. Half of the proceeds go to the ALA.
- ALA Day at
Books-A-Million features book fairs at three locations Saturday, May 14 to
support our mission. Participating locations are Murfreesboro,
Mt. Juliet, and Rivergate. Hours 10-7.
- Hike For Air
with Team Green on May 8. Warm up for the Walk, and learn more about the
American Lung Association and the Fight For Air Walk.
- Guys, get
your hair cut at a local Sports Clips. There are several fundraisers going on
during May, with the proceeds benefiting the ALA.
- Mayor Dean’s
Walk 100 Miles Campaign. The ALA
has partnered with the mayor’s office and your Fight For Air Walk miles will
count toward your 100 overall miles.
- D-1 and the ALA in Tennessee have
joined forces for a Dodgeball For Air Tournament on Saturday, June 18 at the
D-1 Sports Training facility in Franklin.
Form a company team or get a group of friends together. The entry fee is $50
per person with 10 to a team. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., tournament
starts at 9. The top three teams will receive trophies.
these fundraising ideas:
There is still time to hold a
Pizza Day for your walk team. It’s a
great way to “rally” the team, enjoy some pizza, and talk about the walk. If interested, please contact Gail for
Paper Clouds are available to sell as a fundraiser
for yourself and/or your team. Suggested
selling price is $1 each, or 6 clouds for $5. Please save your clouds so we can
post them at the Walk.
Cool Wraps are also available to sell. The wraps are 100 percent cotton and have
cool beads inside that expand when the wrap is soaked in cold water. When the wrap is no longer cool, the beads
will shrink down to normal size. This reusable wrap is a great way to stay cool
on a hot day. Suggested selling price is
We would like to thank the following businesses for generously sponsoring this year’s Middle TN Fight For Air Walk:
Drs. Laura and William Lawson
First Call Ambulance
TN Radon Program
Cool Springs Eyecare
Whitesell Law Offices
The TMA Group
Lightning 100/ Team Green
Signs First of Franklin
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the U.S.,
killing almost 160,000 people every year, with one of the highest incidence
rates and one of the lowest survival rates. Lung cancer kills more U.S.
women than breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer combined!
About 20 million Americans have asthma. Asthma accounts
for an estimated 14.5 million lost workdays annually for adults, and is the
leading cause of missed school days for children.
To raise $100 per walker, ask 10 people for 10 dollars. Each individual responsible for raising $100
will receive the official Fight For Air Walk T-shirt.