Fundraising Tips

With more than 34 million people affected by lung disease in the US, each and every dollar raised will support lung disease research, educational programs and advocacy efforts. We need your help today to ensure there is a future free of lung disease with healthy air to breathe!

We are working hard to ensure healthy air for all Americans, and a brighter future for all that are affected by lung disease. But we can’t do it without your help. Every step, every dollar is essential to support research, programs and advocacy efforts.

Here are some surefire tips to help kick your fundraising efforts into high gear:

  • Make a Donation and Ask Friends & Family to Match It: When you make a personal donation of any amount you’re comfortable with, you are demonstrating your commitment to the cause and it will encourage others to donate with confidence.

  • Make it Personal: If you have a personal reason for participating, share your story on your personal page and with prospective donors.

  • Download the App: Available for Apple and Android devices, the LUNG FORCE app is an easy way to update your personal page, send pre-crafted donation requests, check your fundraising progress, and track your miles all from the palm of your hand. Check out our LUNG FORCE Walk App Guide.

  • Get Social: Create a Facebook Fundraiser to let everyone know about your participation in the LUNG FORCE Walk. Also, check out our How To Create A Facebook Fundraiser guide to start you on your way!

  • Use our Fundraising Tools: If you’re stuck or need some LUNG FORCE materials, help is just a click or a phone call away.

  • Ask for Company Support: Many companies offer matching gift programs in which the company will match an employee's contribution to a charitable organization. Contact your human resources department or use our matching gift tool to find out if your workplace qualifies.

LUNG FORCE Walk Incentives

As a thank you for your support, all participants who raise $100 will receive a commemorative LUNG FORCE t-shirt. But we also want to recognize those participants who go above and beyond. Anyone who raises $150 or more qualifies for additional LUNG FORCE Walk incentives. If you prefer to forgo your incentive to ensure all of your donations go to support research, education and advocacy efforts, you can decline your gift post-event.


All registered walkers who make a self donation of $35 or more will receive an official American Lung Association gift.

Team Fundraising Clubs

When your team works toward a collective goal of raising $2,500 or more, they are helping to accelerate fundraising that supports the urgency of our mission against lung disease and for lung health! The efforts of each team member come together for a greater goal! For example, if a team of 10 members raise $250 each, together your team will raise $2,500 and join a prestigious club of top fundraising teams. Teams in a club receive exclusive perks and recognition.

Decade Teams NEW!

In honor of 10 years of LUNG FORCE Walks in New York City, we’re introducing a new challenge!

Teams with 10+ members achieving $100+ raised individually by Monday, April 22, will be recognized as a Decade Team.

Decade Team members that have $100+ raised by the deadline will receive an exclusive 10th anniversary baseball hat on Walk Day.

Mission Possible Teams

In honor of our efforts to double research efforts by 2025, we will be giving special recognition to teams that raise over $2,500 AND have over 25 team members.

These teams will have their team name on the back of the official event t-shirts!

*Please note, the deadline to be recognized as a Mission Possible Team is Monday, August 19, 2024.

Individual Fundraising Clubs

Participants who raise $500 or more to help save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease will join an elite club of top fundraisers. Becoming a top fundraising individual is easy! For example, if 20 friends donate $25 to your personal efforts, you will raise $500 and become a VIP! Check out the exclusive benefits our individual fundraising club members receive.