Cow Fundraising Support

As a CowaLUNGa rider, you have an important impact on air quality and people living with asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and other lung diseases. All fundraising proceeds benefit RHA’s mission to prevent lung disease, promote clean air, and help people live better through education, research, and policy change.

Because Cow is a charity ride, below you’ll find a variety of resources to make fundraising as easy and FUN as possible.

Fundraising Toolkit

Visit RHA’s Fundraising Toolkit online or download a PDF version. This comprehensive guide shares how to make the most of your fundraising campaign and reach your goal!

Your Personal Fundraising Coach

Determine your fundraising goal and RHA’s fundraising coaches will provide lots of ideas that can be formatted and customized to best achieve it. You will be amazed by the generosity of your network; allow our fundraising coaches to help you explore the potential.

Contact Gina Schwieger, Senior Director of Special Events, via email at gms@lungchicago.org or call (312) 628-0210 for more information.

Cow Graphics & Docs

We have a variety of Cow graphics that can be used to spice up your emails and social media posts. Looking for photos from past rides? Check out the Cow Photo Albums.

Here are key documents you’ll need for easy fundraising:

Completed RHA Offline Donation Forms along with collected cash or checks (made payable to RHA) can turned in at the start line or mailed before the event to:
Respiratory Health Association
Attention: Special Events / Cow
1440 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

Contest Info

Check back often for details about CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour 2018 fundraising contests.

Incentive Prizes

In order to make the greatest impact on healthy lungs and clean air, we hope you’ll set your fundraising goal above the minimum requirement. As our thanks for your philanthropy efforts, each rider receives a commemorative CowaLUNGa event shirt. Finishers receive a specially design medal or button (18 Mile Ride).

Additionally, we offer incentive prizes available to all riders, regardless of chosen route option.

Highest Overall Fundraiser

Check back for the 2018 incentive prize. Last year’s was a $500 gift card to Wheel and Sprocket, plus a CowaLUNGa custom Voler cycling jersey and an invitation to RHA’s Annual Recognition Night, fall 2017.

2nd Highest Fundraiser

Check back for the 2018 incentive prize. Last year’s was a $300 gift card to Revolution Brewing to attend a brewery tour with lunch and beer for you and your friends, plus a CowaLUNGa custom Voler cycling jersey and an invitation to RHA’s Annual Recognition Night, fall 2017.

3rd Highest Fundraiser

Check back for the 2018 incentive prize. Last year’s was an eight bottle wine tasting for up to 12 people, plus a CowaLUNGa custom Voler cycling jersey and an invitation to RHA’s Annual Recognition Night, fall 2017.

$1,000+ (Lung Health Champion)

Check back for the 2018 incentive prize. Last year’s was a CowaLUNGa custom Voler cycling jersey, upgraded event performance T-shirt, gift bag, and an invitation to RHA’s Annual Recognition Night, fall 2017.

$700+ in Donations

Check back for the 2018 incentive prize. Last year’s was a deluxe CowaLUNGa branded BBQ grill set.

$500+ in Donations

Check back for the 2018 incentive prize. Last year’s was a CowaLUNGa branded apparel item.

*To count toward incentive prize levels, all donations/pledges/sponsorships must be received online or in RHA’s office by the fundraising deadline.

**RHA reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value. Prizes are not cumulative; fundraisers receive the prize in the highest qualifying level only. Some expiration dates may apply.

 

Ready to ride? Sign up for Cow emails.

You’ll receive occasional event updates throughout the year and alerts when registration opens in spring 2018.

Still have questions? Visit CowaLUNGa FAQs or contact Gina Schwieger, Senior Director of Special Events, via email at gms@lungchicago.org or call (312) 628-0210.