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 1.4 million Michiganders living with lung disease.

There are countless ways to get involved with LUNG FORCE and help us defeat lung cancer, improve the air we breathe, and reduce the burden of lung disease. To learn more about our 2023 activities or how to volunteer, contact us at EventsMI@lung.org or 248-784-2000.

Save the Date: The 2023 LUNG FORCE Walk - Detroit returns to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, October 1. Event registration will open in the early Spring. If you'd like to be notified, please sign up to receive an announcement.

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


With more than 34 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 2022 event will remain open through February 28, 2023.

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

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 - $1,190.00
    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

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    Top Teams

      1. Team Paul - Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency - $5,135.00
      2. Team Pickworth - $4,115.00
      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. AlToLa - $2,550.00
      8. Rioux's Roses and Donna's girls - $2,500.00
      9. Team Ms. Alon - $2,500.00
      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 Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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