PFF Walk - Chicago

PFF Walk - Chicago
Saturday, September 14, 2024

Diversey Harbor

Event Schedule
9:00 a.m. – Check-in/Registration
10:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony and Step-off

11:00 a.m. – Celebration Party

The PFF Walk unites all impacted by pulmonary fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and provides a special opportunity to raise funds, build awareness, and make a meaningful impact on those affected by the disease. Held at Diversey Harbor, the PFF Walk - Chicago offers both a one and a two-mile walk through Chicago’s gorgeous Lincoln Park. After the Walk, we invite you to stay for a celebration with family-friendly activities and light refreshments. Join us as we walk together toward a cure for pulmonary fibrosis!

Register for yourself or start a team today! Registration is free and participants who raise $100 or more will receive our 2024 commemorative t-shirt.

Already registered? Click here to log in to your fundraising dashboard.

Mission Moment

As part of the Opening Ceremony, the PFF Walk includes a special experience that unites and recognizes all who have been affected by pulmonary fibrosis. The Mission Moment is an interactive opportunity, and you will select the spirit stick color that most closely identifies your place within the PF community when you check in on Walk day.

  • Blue represents people living with PF and individuals who have received lung transplants.
  • White represents individuals who have lost a loved one to PF.
  • Blue and White represents caregivers, family members, friends, and members of the healthcare community.
Your support of the PFF Walk makes a meaningful impact on the lives of people with PF and their families. Whether you live with PF, have received a lung transplant, or are a caregiver, family member, friend, or healthcare professional, the PFF Walk and our Mission Moment celebrates you and your work toward our collective goal: a cure for pulmonary fibrosis.
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Commemorative PFF Walk t-shirt

As a thank you for raising funds, registered walkers who individually raise $100 or more will earn the commemorative PFF Walk 2024 t-shirt.

All qualified walkers will be able to pick up their t-shirts at the registration tent on Walk day. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Register to fundraise

PFF Walk Incentive Program

Raise funds, earn rewards! You can unlock exclusive branded gear when you activate your fundraising campaign and reach certain fundraising levels. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Register for a PFF Walk.
  2. Activate your personal fundraising campaign. You can use our Walker Guide for quick fundraising tips!
  3. Redeem your prize. Eligible fundraisers will receive a redemption email with instructions on how to claim their prize after the Walk.

Fundraising pages will remain active through the end of the year and prizes can be redeemed through December 31, 2024. To check your fundraising totals and see what you qualify for, please log in to your fundraising dashboard.

Please note: Thank you prizes are determined by individual fundraising totals. All PFF Walk participants who register and raise funds are eligible to redeem a prize from their highest level achieved (or under). Team fundraising totals and non-registered donors do not qualify for this program. The PFF reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value or to change the prize at any time.


2024 Incentive Prizes
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Walk day details and FAQs

Click on the links below to get all the information you need for a successful Walk day and answers to some of our most frequently asked PFF Walk questions.


Walk location

The PFF Walk - Chicago will be held at Diversey Harbor (2601 N Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614) near the Diversey Yacht Club, which can be accessed from North Cannon Drive just north of West Fullerton Avenue.

Get directions

A drop-off point will be available in front of the walk-site on Cannon Drive. Street parking can be found along Cannon Drive. Parking is also available in the following lots:

Lincoln Park Zoo (2400 N Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614) – Approximately a 5-to-15-minute walk to Diversey Harbor. The estimated cost is $30-$40 per day.

Diversey Driving Range (141 W Diversey Pkwy Chicago, IL 60614) – Approximately a 10-minute walk to Diversey Harbor.

Diversey Harbor is also accessible via CTA by train and/or bus. To find the best route for you, please use the quick trip planner on the CTA website here.

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Walk Route

Walk route

The Walk will take place in the heart of Lincoln Park along the interior paths of Diversey Harbor and the lakefront pathway, depending on your chosen course. 1-mile walkers will walk along the Harbor for their entire out and back course. 2-mile walkers will walk north along the Harbor before looping back to the walk-site along the beautiful lakefront pathway. Keep an eye out for PFF Walk signage and volunteers to direct you throughout the course.

Not interested in walking? You can still join us! After the Opening Ceremony, stay at the walk-site to visit sponsor booths and connect with other members of the PF community!

For more information or fundraising resources, please contact us at or 855.WalkPFF (855.925.5733).

Fundraising resources 

Use these resources to help get your fundraising campaign started and make it a success! 

Walker Guide

Our step-by-step guide to a positive Walk experience!

View guide

Team Leader Guide

Check out this guide for easy steps on building a team for the PFF Walk! 

View guide

Mission Video

Watch and share this video to strengthen your fundraising efforts!

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Get involved

Make a difference by registering to walk and fundraise to support the mission of the PFF!


You can make the PFF Walk possible! National, single-market, and exclusive opportunities are available. Contact us for more information.


Provide support for the PFF Walk by volunteering! Fill out our interest form to learn more about our day-of volunteer opportunities. 




Thank you to our sponsors!

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About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

At the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those affected by pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a form of interstitial lung disease (ILD). Pulmonary fibrosis is a process that causes lung scarring, in which fibrotic tissue blocks the movement of oxygen from inside the tiny air sacs in the lungs into the bloodstream. Low oxygen levels, and the stiff scar tissue itself, can cause people with pulmonary fibrosis to feel short of breath, particularly when walking and exercising. Over 250,000 Americans are living with PF today. Approximately 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and as many as 40,000 Americans die from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) each year.

As the largest organization committed to raising awareness and providing support, our mission is to accelerate the development of new treatments and ultimately a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Until this goal is achieved, the PFF is committed to advancing improved care of patients with PF and providing unequaled support and education resources for patients, caregivers, family members, and healthcare providers.


For more information, please contact or give us a call at 855.WalkPFF (855.925.5733).