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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.


Contact Us

Karen Plunkett
American Lung Association in Tennessee
One Vantage Way, Ste. D-220
Nashville, 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. 


 Knoxville Walk Talk:

Stop and Drop: Watch for the coin canisters in Pilot Convenience stores for Asthma Awareness month in May. Pilot is a new sponsor, so stop by and drop in your change…or an extra $5. All money collected will go toward the Walk.

Dodgeball Anyone: D-1 and the ALA in Tennessee have joined forces for a Dodgeball For Air Tournament in June at the D-1 Sports Training facility in Knoxville. The date is still being finalized.

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 ImagePaper 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.

The Knoxville Fight For Air Walk is a fun way to help out a great cause. Take a beautiful stroll beginning at Volunteer Landing, learn about lung health, bring your kids to the children’s area, and enjoy the demonstrations food and giveaways on event day. We can’t wait to see you there!

For help with goal setting, fundraising ideas, or if you need any walk materials, please contact Karen at 865-691-7228, or


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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