American Lung Association


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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.

Contact Us

Gail Bost

American Lung Association in Tennessee 
One Vantage Way
, Ste. D-220 
, TN 37228 

615-329-1151 - Phone


Welcome Walkers to the 2011 Fight For Air Walk April Newsletter

Make sure you're registered for the Fight For Air Walk at

Hey 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

There are many ways to assist with the Middle Tennessee Fight For Air Walk. Check out the following ways you can help.

  • Vanderbilt 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.

Remember these fundraising ideas:

Pizza Day:  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 arrangements.

Paper Cloud Image 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 wrapCool 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 $5 each.


We would like to thank the following businesses for generously sponsoring this year’s Middle TN Fight For Air Walk:

BCBSTCmmtyTrstVanderbilt Medical Center

Level 3

Drs. Laura and William Lawson
First Call Ambulance
HCA/ TriStar
TN Radon Program
Cool Springs Eyecare
Whitesell Law Offices
The TMA Group

Soul Incision
Taylor Entertainment
Kimbro Oil
The Tennessean
Her Magazine
NFocus Magazine
Nashville Scene
Lightning 100/ Team Green
Krispy Kreme
Signs First of Franklin


Lung Disease Facts: 

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.

Red ShirtFundraising Tip:

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.   

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American Lung Association of the Midland States
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH, 43228-4102
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