October 1, 20237:30 AM


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Erica MurrayEventsMI@Lung.org248-784-2000

participants posing for a photo at the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

From the bottom of our lungs, THANK YOU to all our participants, sponsors, committee members, volunteers and supporters for an incredible 10th Anniversary LUNG FORCE Walk. Your support makes our work possible for the more than 1.6 million Michganders living with lung disease.

Check out the online event photo gallery! Share your photos in our local American Lung Association in Michigan Facebook Group too 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.

Incentive Deadline Anyone who raises $150 by November 1 qualifies for 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, 2023.

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

Do you have additional donations to turn it? Donate online here! If you have checks, please mail them to our new office address, along with the participant name they are attributed to:

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. Looking to continue volunteering in October? Volunteer for the Detroit Free Press Marathon on behalf of the American Lung Association!

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: $110,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Chad Smith - $2,500.00
    2. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Deborah Pickworth - $2,469.00
    3. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Janel deVries - $2,305.00
    4. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Nicole Baker - $1,515.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Robert Calhoun - $1,465.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Jim deVries - $1,460.00
    7. Raised $500 Personal Gift Annie Sider - $1,126.00
    8. Raised $1000 Alonzita Henderson - $1,000.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Andrea Stromar - $1,000.00
    10. Raised $500 Personal Gift Emily McCartney - $950.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Sheryl's Butterflies - $5,755.00
      2. Stayin' Alive - $5,400.00
      3. Team UHY - $3,685.00
      4. Team Paul - Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency - $3,375.00
      5. Team Pickworth - $3,374.00
      6. Piramal Pharma Solutions - $3,205.00
      7. Michigan Legacy Credit Union - $2,691.45
      8. AlToLa - $2,535.00
      9. Rioux's Roses and Donna's girls - $1,695.00
      10. Calhoun Creations - $1,660.00

      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

      Signature Sponsor

      Michigan Legacy Credit Union

      Supporting Sponsors

      Back To You KeyBank Maram Financial Services UHY Ann Percy Mike Staff Walmart Baker College  International Outdoor

      Media Sponsor

      FOX 2 Detroit

      National Sponsors

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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