Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fundraising

Raise money for healthy lungs and clean air your way on your schedule. Honor a loved one or celebrate a special day. Make it a team effort and ask friends and family to join you, or go it alone.

What is DIY Fundraising?

DIY Fundraising means that you control when and where you fundraise to support the work of the American Lung Association. Use either GoFundMe or Facebook to honor a loved one. Fundraise for your birthday. Organize an event or athletic activity. If you have a special talent or hobby, make that part of your fundraiser. Contact us if you need some inspiration or direction.


Are you fundraising to honor someone with lung disease or celebrating a special day or milestone? Answering this will help you ask for donations.


Decide how long your fundraiser will be: one day or over several days or a few weeks? This will help you set a fundraising goal and convey urgency to donors.


Choose between two easy-to-use, online platforms, GoFundMe or Facebook, or use both to reach the maximum number of donors.

Start Your Own Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fundraiser

Determine what your fundraiser is about—you can honor a loved one or mark a special occasion or milestone. Organize a team or go it alone.

There are two online options to use to gather donations:


As a registered GoFundMe Charity, you can honor a loved one or mark a special occasion by starting a fundraiser in a few minutes.
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Facebook Fundraiser

If you use Facebook to connect with friends and family, this is the way to go. Seamless. Fast. Effective.
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Need Help?

If you need help with GoFundMe, Facebook Fundraiser, or your own DIY fundraising idea, please contact us.

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Saving Lives Through Research, Education, and Advocacy

Breathing is essential to life. From our first breath to our last, every breath counts. That's why the American Lung Association is dedicated to supporting healthy lungs and clean air, making an impact in your community and across the nation.

Funding $165 million in lung health research.
Serving 37.5 million Americans with lung disease.
Fighting for 326 million Americans' right to breathe clean air.

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