PFF Walk

Sep 9
Hosted by:Pulmonary Fibrosis Founda...
September 9, 2017 at 9:00am to
Lincoln Park map Northeast corner of N Cannon Drive and W LaSalle Drive Chicago, IL 60614
Goal: $250,000
$234,245 4 94% Complete

Event Details

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Build a team, raise funds and lead the way towards a world without pulmonary fibrosis with us on Saturday, September 9th in Chicago, IL or virtually.

Patients, families, caregivers, and friends are invited to join for a one- or three-mile walk on the city’s magnificent lakefront in the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood. The PFF walk offers an unprecedented opportunity to unite the community and provide a platform to share your story with others who have been affected by pulmonary fibrosis.

We are so excited to have walkers from 35 states and 3 countries joining us! Whether you are walking with us virtually, or here in Chicago, we cannot wait to walk together on September 9th! You can see if your state is represented in the map below:

For an interactive map, click here.


Participants will proceed south from the walk-site around the back of the softball fields.
Three mile walkers will cross the bridge and walk north along the lakefront path to just past the Fullerton exit where a rest stop will be available.
They will then turn around and head south back to the walk-site and cross the bridge the way they came.
Walkers will then head west down the path and continue on towards the back of the walk-site. They will go around the back of the walk-site and then proceed back down the path they started on to arrive conclude the walk.
Participants will proceed south from the walk-site around the back of the softball fields with
the three mile walkers and will split at the bridge to the lakefront path.
One mile walkers will continue west to the edge of the softballs fields then north toward the zoo.
They will cross the parking lot onto the walking paths and continue north.
Walkers will again cross the parking lot at the crosswalk aligned with the Ulysses Grant monument, where they will proceed under the it and continue south around the pond back to the path that they started on to conclude the walk.
Participants will proceed south from the walk-site and take the first possible path north.
Walkers will then continue north around the back of the walk-site following the interior path until able to proceed back down the path they started on to arrive conclude the walk.


Ways to Participate

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Start a team: Recruit your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to walk with you in Lincoln Park! Click the “create a team” button on the top left corner of the page. 

Join a team: If you were recruited by someone to walk, click the “join a team” button, search for the team name and proceed with your registration. Don’t know the team name? You can view teams on the right hand side of the screen in the gray box labeled “fundraiser.”

Register individually: Individual registrations are also available for the walk. Click the “participate as an individual” button and proceed with setting up your page. You can create a team later by emailing Amy or make friends with other families who are affected by pulmonary fibrosis on the day of the event. 

Participate virtually

Can’t make it to Lincoln Park – no problem! Join forces with other patients, families and friends of the pulmonary fibrosis community and register for our virtual walk. You can create a team, join a team, or start an individual page as outlined in the instructions above. You can even log your miles in a park near your house on a day that’s convenient for you! 

Join the committee

If you’d like to get more involved in the planning, fundraising, recruitment, and sponsorship behind the PFF Walk, please contact Amy by email,, or phone, 312.878.2351, to learn more about roles on the committee. 

Sponsor the PFF Walk

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.  For more information, please contact Amy by email,, or phone, 312.878.2351.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer, healthier lives. We are focused on our mission to act as the trusted resource for all who are affected by this disease. Your support funds crucial research, increase awareness, and sustain vital programs that help people with PF and their families live better lives.  

Our signature programs include:

PFF Care Center Network

PFF Patient Registry

PFF Patient Communication Center

PFF Ambassador Program

PFF Support Groups

PFF Summit

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation rates among top charities in the U.S. The PFF has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, and for the second consecutive year, the PFF meets all 20 of the Better Business Bureau's accreditation standards. For more information, please visit our website


Offline Check or Cash Donations

Checks or cash collected offline can be sent to our office via the address below. Please also include the offline donation tracker (for multiple gifts) or the mail-in donation form (for one or two gifts).

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 
PFF Walk
230 E Ohio St., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611



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Questions? Contact Us!

Amy Kozyra
Development Manager

Patrick Belics
Coordinator, Events 




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