How long is the walk?
We have two options available: a one-mile route and a 5k route.
What time should I be there?
8:30 AM: Registration opens
9:45 AM: Open Ceremonies
10:00 AM: Walk begins
What should I bring?
Please bring any additional fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in. If your donors would like to be thanked after the event and receive a tax receipt, make sure to fill out the donor form completely and turn it in with your donations. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather conditions; sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable shoes. In case of inclement weather, bring an umbrella or rain jacket. And of course, wear as much turquoise as possible.
What if it rains?
The LUNG FORCE Walk will take place rain or shine! Please dress appropriately.
Is parking available?
Yes, Free parking is available directly across the street from Hamburger University.
Are pets allowed?
Though we love our furry friends, they could cause respiratory issues for some participants. For that reason, we ask that you refrain from bringing pets to this event.
Is there a registration fee? Do I have to raise money to participate in the walk?
There is no registration fee for LUNG FORCE Walks. Please keep in mind that the LUNG FORCE Walk is a fundraising event and all participants are encouraged to raise additional funds via online fundraising and fundraising events. Kick off your fundraising by making a $33 personal donation toward your fundraising goal of raising a minimum of $100 to make a difference in the lives of those who struggle to breathe because of lung disease. Work with your local LUNG FORCE staff to develop a fundraising plan to hit your goal and check out our Fundraising Tools in your Participant Center for more information.
How do I get a commemorative LUNG FORCE Walk t-shirt?
Every participant who raises a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
Who should checks be payable to and where should they be sent?
Donations made online can be paid by credit or debit card or Pay Pal. Donors will receive a receipt for their contribution, which is tax-deductible (donations $5.00 or more will recieve a receipt). Donations collected via check or cash may be mailed ahead of time to the American Lung Association office at:
LUNG FORCE Walk - Oak Brook
c/o American Lung Association in Illinois
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601
How do I find out if my company has a matching gift program?
Many companies offer matching gift programs in which the company will match an employee’s contribution to a charitable organization. If you are not sure if you qualify for a matching gift, please use the company search tool below. The tool will provide you with information regarding minimum and maximum match criteria, as well as steps on how to get started. Some companies without a formal program may still match your gift, if you ask your personnel or human resources department.
Is there a minimum age to participate?
Anyone can join a LUNG FORCE Walk. All individuals must register as participants. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older at the event. And remember, kids can raise funds, too!
Is there any special recognition for people who have asthma, COPD, lung cancer or another lung disease?
Yes. If you are participating in the LUNG FORCE Walk because of a personal connection to lung disease, you can identify yourself during the registration process. You will be invited to join our cadre of LUNG FORCE heroes and will have the opportunity to share your story if you are interested.
What is a team captain?
Team Captains rally friends, family and co-workers to form a team and participate in the LUNG FORCE Walk. The team captain helps coordinate online registration, goal setting and also assists team members with fundraising. Register as a team captain today.
What if I have more questions?
If you have more questions about the LUNG FORCE Walk, please contact Colleen Ryan at 312-940-7007 or Colleen.Ryan@Lung.org.
I forgot my username and password. What should I do?
Click here to receive an email with your username and password.
How do I change my username and/or password?
First login to your participant center using your current username and password. At the top of the page, click on the “Profile” link. Once in your profile, you can edit your username, password, email address and contact information. Your account will be changed immediately.
What online tools are available and how do I use them?
The LUNG FORCE Fundraising Guide, found in your participant center, provides detailed information about online fundraising tools. As a participant, you are encouraged to set a fundraising goal, personalize your own page, reach out to your network for support using online tools, and share through social media (don’t forget to use the hashtag #LUNGFORCE tag LUNG FORCE in your posts & photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!).
Can I use my mobile device to make fundraising easier?
Yes, you can download the LUNG FORCE mobile application for Android and Apple devices, which will allow you to easily contact your networks and monitor your progress. Learn more once you register and enter your participant center.