October 2, 20227:30 a.m. ET


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participants starting the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

From the bottom of our lungs, THANK YOU to all of our participants, sponsors, committee members, volunteers and supporters for an incredible LUNG FORCE Walk. Your support makes our work possible for the more than 1.6 million Michganders living with lung disease.

Photos will be posted soon in our online event photo gallery, share your photos in our local American Lung Association in Michigan Facebook Group and we’ll be sure to add them to the collection.

Participants are encouraged to complete our post-event survey to provide feedback and insight to help the American Lung Association staff team and volunteer committee to continue to host and plan our signature fundraising events.

*Local Incentive Deadline Extension* Now extended through October 17, participants who raise $250 qualify for a special LUNG FORCE Walk Detroit incentive. Click here to view local fundraising incentives. In addition, anyone who raises $150 by November 1 qualifies for an additional LUNG FORCE Walk incentive through the national fundraising incentive program.

With nearly 37 million people affected by lung disease in the US, each and every dollar raised will support lung disease research, educational programs and advocacy efforts. We need your help today to ensure there is a future free of lung disease with healthy air to breathe! Fundraising for our annual event will remain open through December 31, 2022.


Do you have additional donations to turn it? Please mail checks, along with the participant name these should be attributed with to our new office address:

American Lung Association
26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 540
Southfield, MI 48076

Interested in volunteering or getting involved with other local events? Contact us at EventsMI@lung.org or 248-784-2000. Click here to sign up for our October volunteer opportunities.

Stay connected to local American Lung Association in Michigan events and LUNG FORCE Detroit activities by joining our American Lung Association in Michigan Facebook Group. You can also text “LUNGS” to 313-572-6900.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $98,500.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Deborah Pickworth - $3,260.00
    2. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Terita McKenzie - $3,231.00
    3. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Janel deVries - $1,650.00
    4. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Emily McCartney - $1,150.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Andrea Stromar - $1,080.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Laurin Hawkins - $1,070.00
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Amy Benchich - $1,036.00
    8. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Debbie Tushman - $1,030.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Cheryl Hauler - $1,025.00
    10. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Karen Undieme - $1,015.00

    Top Teams

      1. Team Paul - Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency - $4,935.00
      2. Team Pickworth - $4,095.00
      3. Team TT - $3,306.00
      4. We Love Judy - $3,035.00
      5. Stayin' Alive - $2,933.00
      6. Karen's Krew - $2,869.99
      7. Team Ms. Alon - $2,485.00
      8. Rioux's Roses and Donna's girls - $2,460.00
      9. AlToLa - $2,450.00
      10. Diane Michele Reister - $2,055.00

      Why We Need You

      Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women and men. Someone is diagnosed with lung cancer every two minutes and 14 seconds. 4 in 5 of those diagnosed will ultimately die of the disease.

      Why We're Hopeful

      More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. The survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6% in the last 5 years. Your support will help us continue the progress in our efforts to defeat lung cancer.



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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      LUNG FORCE Heroes & Champions Sponsor


      Signature Sponsors

      Genentech Michigan Legacy

      Supporting Sponsors

      Back To You Rehab Paris Asthma Revival Research Institute UHY W.A. Hooper Marketing
      National Life Billy's Roofing FOX 2 Detroit Ultimate Sounds Entertainment

      National Sponsors

      National Presenting Sponsors

      Kindred Hospitals

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