Raising Money for a Good Cause

The important thing to remember when you raise money for the Trek is that you are raising money for the American Lung Association to help the local community.  Nearly 90% of the funds raised stay in our local community and the remainder supports nationwide education and research.

Our Milestones

The American Lung Association has been fighting lung disease since 1904 and we are proud of our heritage. We started with the fight against tuberculosis as the nation’s first voluntary health organization, followed by leading the nation in tobacco control. Our focus today is on healthy air, tobacco control and all lung disease, including asthma and COPD. Please refer to the milestones we have achieved in the fight against lung disease.

We can help you reach your fundraising goal. We have literature that highlights our accomplishments and continuing work; press releases; tips for house parties and other fundraisers; and a video about ALA's work to share with your donors.

Required Fundraising Procedures

Important Note: All checks and money orders must be accompanied by a completed pledge sheet (located in your participant center).   

  • Cash: Trekkers must convert cash to a bank check or money order (not a personal check), and send to ALA on a regular basis.
  • Checks: Checks must be sent to ALA (by the Trekker) as soon as they are written or collected. All checks must be payable to ALA. If a donor accidentally makes a check payable to you, you must be sign and endorse it “payable to ALA” prior to mailing it in.
  • Matching Gifts:  Find out how to take advantage of matching gift or workplace giving fundraising options.
  • Online Services: Contributions can be made online using a credit card. 
  • Billed Pledges: Please complete a pledge sheet (located in the Participant Center) with the donors complete mailing address and pledge amount. Mail this completed sheet to the ALA. ALA will begin billing in July. 

Check-In

All Trekkers are required to complete a check-in (Regular, Speedy or Winner's Circle) at Sunday River with ALA staff and volunteers.

Requirements:

  • $550 fundraising minimum (billed pledges or pre-collected money) -- $400 for ages 7 - 17 years old
  • Watch and sign off on Trek Safety Video (located in the Participant Center)
  • Signed safety waivers, code of conduct and bicycle inspection forms

Speedy Check In: Fewer lines and a faster process than "regular check in"! You must have turned in all required paperwork and $550 fundraising minimum by May 19th (postmark date).

Winner's Circle Check In: A special VIP experience for our top fundraisers! You must have a minimum of $1,100 in pledges PAID and all required paperwork turned in by May 19th (postmark date) to qualify for weekend of event perks!

Regular Check In:  You may bring required paperwork and additional pledges to total your $550 fundraising minimum with you to the Trek to complete your check in process. You must have a total of $550 (paid or billed) pleges in your account at the end of check in to participate in the ride. Please do not mail any checks or paperwork to our office after May 19th. 

 

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©2017 American Lung Association of the Northeast
Boston, MA 02108 | New York, NY 10018
T: 800.499.LUNG | F: 781.890.4280 | E: info@lungne.org
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©2017 American Lung Association of the Northeast
Boston, MA 02108 | New York, NY 10018
T: 800.499.LUNG | F: 781.890.4280
E: info@lungne.org
Treks Across New England | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

American Lung Association

©2017 American Lung
Association of the Northeast
Boston, MA 02108
New York, NY 10018
T: 800.499.LUNG
F: 781.890.4280
E: info@lungne.org
Treks Across New England
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy