Take the Active Option

Take the Active Option



  • €5,000 Target
  • €2,515 Raised
  • 41 Donors
  • 60 Fundraisers
  • Event date Thu 1st Sep - Fri 30th Sep 2022
  • Location Anywhere
  • About
About the campaign and the event Healthy Lungs for Life is a global public awareness campaign run by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Lung Foundation (ELF). Each year, the campaign teaches thousands of people about lung health and how to make choices in their life to positively impact their lung health and the lung health of other people. The campaign currently focuses on four key themes: Physical activity (#TakeTheActiveOption) Air quality (#BreatheCleanAir) Stopping smoking (#BeSmokeFree) Vaccination (#Vaccinate) This year, the campaign will launch a new topic on climate change. As we come out of a global respiratory pandemic and look for new ways to combat the effects of climate change on our health, it is more important than ever that we help to educate people, reach new audiences and ask policy makers to focus on the right to good lung health. This September, we are asking you to #TakeTheActiveOption and raise money to ensure that Healthy Lungs for Life has as great an impact as possible. Sign up now to take part as a team or individual, and complete your chosen distance by walking, running, or cycling in September. You can add up the distance over the month or challenge yourself to do it in a day. Don’t forget, if you register before the 31st July you will receive a free Healthy Lungs for Life Neck Gaiter! If you find yourself needing support, then our team are on hand for you to give advice around fundraising and training. Distances To celebrate going to the ERS Congress in Barcelona this year we are theming the distances on Barcelona. Either pick a distance from the list below or come up with your own distance linked to something to do with Barcelona. 1.2 km – Length of Las Ramblas 10km – The average distance a member of FC Barcelona runs during a game 86 km – The number of columns in Parc Guell’s hall of columns 142 km – The number of years the Sagrada de Familia has been under construction 200 km – the total length of the city’s cycling network 600 km – the distance to walk/run/cycle from Barcelona to Spain’s capital city, Madrid How to fundraise We are asking participants to try to raise at least 150 euros each, to go towards Healthy Lungs for Life. When you register to take part in the event, a fundraising page will be automatically created for you, which we encourage you to personalise. If you would like more help then please get in touch with our fundraiser by emailing Katherine.wylie@lungseurope.org. Don’t worry if you are unable to reach your target. It is there as a guide and to help inspire you, but we are grateful for all donations.

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