October 3, 20217:30 AM ET


Detroit ZooRoyal Oak, MI view on map


Leah DiederichsEventsMI@lung.org248-784-2000

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $65,000.00

two women waving ribbons at a LUNG FORCE Walk

Join us at the LUNG FORCE Walk, the American Lung Association's signature event to support and promote lung health.

It doesn't matter whether you stroll, saunter, or power-walk: all are welcome at LUNG FORCE Walks. It’s a celebratory atmosphere for all ages and abilities.

Your safety is always our number one priority. We are continually monitoring local conditions with regard to COVID-19. Check this page for the most up-to-date information about the event.

There’s even a Walk Your Way virtual option for those who can’t make it to the event.

Our Walk Safe Commitment

Our Walk Safe Commitment, in partnership with the Detroit Zoo, includes spatial distancing, health screenings, sanitation protocols, and face masks.

The American Lung Association is committed to the health and safety of our participants and volunteers. We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2021 event.

Click here to download our Walk Safe Commitment document.

LUNG FORCE Lunch & Learn

Did you miss our September 9 Lunch & Learn? You can watch the recording here.

This week is Whoosh Week! Every day this week, you will receive a new Challenge and Prize to build your team and fundraise for the LUNG FORCE Walk Detroit! The whoosh of breath signifies LUNG FORCE’s identity. Our signature color turquoise and “whoosh” icon symbolizes air, breathing and healthy lungs—and the force it will take to improve lung health. Be sure to check your email and our Facebook group to see the next fun Challenge and Prize!

LUNG FORCE Store Now Open

Check out our LUNG FORCE Store! You can see our newest LUNG FORCE merchandise, like our Walk Alumni Shirts, or purchase a Mission Marker for our day at the Detroit Zoo.

The LUNG FORCE Walk provides critical funds for lifesaving research, early detection initiatives, and pandemic defense and prevention through our COVID-19 Action Initiative and vaccine outreach.

Register today and save your spot. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this year's event.

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

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Thank you to all our fundraisers!

Top Participants

    1. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Terita McKenzie - $1,820.00
    2. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Mitchell Jowers - $1,500.00
    3. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Deborah Pickworth - $1,280.00
    4. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Annie Sider - $1,270.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Jennifer Pascoe - $1,100.00
    6. Raised $500 Personal Gift Patty Castelli - $995.00
    7. Raised $500 Lauren Lowry - $765.00
    8. Raised $500 Personal Gift Tara Myers - $760.00
    9. Raised $500 Personal Gift Diane Hintz - $675.00
    10. Raised $250 Personal Gift Savannah Herrmann - $475.00

    Top Teams

      1. Michigan Legacy Credit Union - $5,230.00
      2. Breathe Deep For Savannah - $2,440.00
      3. Team TT - $1,870.00
      4. Team Slinky - $1,795.00
      5. Team Pickworth - $1,785.00
      6. Rioux's Roses and Donna's girls - $1,625.00
      7. Annie's Angels - $1,561.00
      8. Terry and Kathy's Excellent Adventure - $1,520.00
      9. Sherry's Angels - $1,125.00
      10. Team PattyPac - $995.00

      Why We Need You With Us

      Every two minutes and 14 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer, and 4 in 5 of those diagnosed will ultimately die from the disease. Yet, more Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. While the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men, over the past five years, the survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6%. Your support will help us continue the progress in our efforts to defeat lung cancer.

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