October 2, 20227:30 a.m. ET


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participants starting the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

Join us and turn small steps into bold strides toward a world without lung cancer and lung disease. Come out and experience the celebratory and welcoming atmosphere of a LUNG FORCE event this Sunday!

It doesn't matter how you roll, whether you like to saunter, power-walk or stroll. There's a Walk Your Way virtual option for those who can't make it to the event.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday! Walkers are welcome to arrive and check-in between 7:30-9:30 a.m. and Zoo Gates will open at 7:45 a.m.

The rolling walk start times are from 8:45-9:45 a.m. and mini-ceremonies will be taking place in the Mission Village Area at 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 a.m. Please check out the Walk Day Guide for full event details including the Walk route, parking, and more.

Day of Event registration will be available. To receive important event day updates and save time at Check-In, Walkers are encouraged to pre-register online* and save their confirmation email for a quick check-process*. Alternatively, participants can bring this completed Event Day Registration Form with you.

All participants under 18 years of age will need to have a signed Event Day Waiver to participate and this can be handed in at Check-In.

Volunteers: Thank you for supporting our annual event! Please click here to see your volunteer assignments and shift times. Volunteers shifts will fall between 6:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All volunteers should review through the Volunteer Event Day Guide prior to joining us on Sunday. Those under 18, please don’t forget your completed Event Day Waiver.

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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Mask Policy: As the trusted champion of lung health, the American Lung Association closely follows CDC guidance related to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly and requires evolving strategies to maintain effective public health measures. As such, our COVID-19 safety protocols may shift in response to updated COVID-19 local conditions and local ordinances. At this time, face masks are not required and encouraged in main event areas and indoors for the well being of all event participants.

Interested in volunteering? Click “Register” on the LUNG FORCE Walk Detroit homepage and complete the registration process. Be sure to select “Volunteer” as your Participation type. Please contact Lauren Furey at Lauren.Furey@lung.org or 248-784-2019 for any volunteer questions. Volunteer opportunities are still available anytime between 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday in our Southfield Office and 2:00 7:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Southfield and Royal Oak.

Thank you for your support of the the LUNG FORCE Walk which provides critical funds for lifesaving research, early detection initiatives, and awareness outreach to vulnerable communities.

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.

*Those registering after 5 PM on Friday, September 30 should save a screen shot of your confirmation email to share at Check-In.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $98,500.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Deborah Pickworth - $2,890.00
    2. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Terita McKenzie - $2,286.00
    3. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Janel deVries - $1,530.00
    4. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Emily McCartney - $1,150.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Debbie Tushman - $1,030.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Karen Undieme - $1,015.00
    7. Raised $500 Personal Gift Hannah Reister - $895.00
    8. Raised $500 Personal Gift Annie Sider - $858.00
    9. Raised $500 Personal Gift Jennifer Pascoe - $855.00
    10. Raised $500 Personal Gift Katrina Smith - $770.00

    Top Teams

      1. Team Pickworth - $3,725.00
      2. Team Paul - Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency - $3,610.00
      3. We Love Judy - $2,870.00
      4. Karen's Krew - $2,599.99
      5. Team TT - $2,361.00
      6. Stayin' Alive - $2,103.00
      7. Team Ms. Alon - $2,040.00
      8. Rioux's Roses and Donna's girls - $1,910.00
      9. Diane Michele Reister - $1,750.00
      10. Ma Ma Marie - $1,671.00

      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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      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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