Respiratory Health Association

The mission of Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago is to promote healthy lungs and fight lung disease through research, advocacy and education. To that end and through community-based interventions, Respiratory Health Association serves an estimated 1 million Cook County residents living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and other lung diseases.

What Volunteers Do

Water Station Helpers: Volunteers will be assisting in the set up and distribution of water to runners/hikers.

Course Marshals: Volunteers will provide directions as well as alert runners/hikers of possible hazards along the course.

Information Liaison: Volunteers will provide runners/hikers and spectators with useful event information.

Additional Information

Join us on September 11, 2010, for the 6th Annual Chicago Lung Run, a 10K/5K run, walk, and rally on the city's beautiful lakefront at Montrose Harbor! The Chicago Lung Run is one of the largest running events in the city, with more than 2,000 runners, lung cancer survivors, and representatives of leading Chicago hospitals expected this year. The 2010 Chicago Lung Run will benefit cutting-edge lung cancer research through Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC.)

Join the Lung Power Crew volunteer group from RHAMC as we volunteer on event day! Sign up to volunteer at the Lung Power Crew website or contact Grizelda Salazar at for more information. (This is an early morning opportunity.)

Contact Information

For more info, contact:
Grizelda Salazar
Manager, Special Events
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
Direct: (312) 628-0209
Fax: (312) 377-6896

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Upcoming Events


July 30
South Side Tri (Marathon)
63rd Street Beach
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Duties: Aid Stations
40 volunteers needed
Contact Grizelda Salazar at:

For more opportunities, check the monthly calendar.