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To ensure the safety of our immune-compromised participants and volunteers, masks are required for all Lung Association event participants, volunteers and staff, regardless of vaccination status, in official event spaces when in close contact with others. Masks may be pulled down while on the Walk Route. Please wear your mask as you enter the event, are indoors and while in proximity to other attendees to protect the health of others.
With safety being our number one priority, we are continuing to monitor current CDC guidelines as well as state/local guidelines.
The safest environment for gathering is outside in the fresh air, and to create that safe environment, we will be:
- Spatial distancing and wearing masks
- Controlling flow and number of people on-site
- Following strict site sanitation protocols throughout the day
- All attendees must complete and pass a digital health screening questionnaire
With safety being our number one priority, we will continue to monitor current CDC guidelines as well as venue and local guidelines. Our Walk Safe Commitment, includes spatial distancing, health screenings, sanitation protocols, and face masks. See our Walk Safe Commitment for additional information.
While there is no registration fee, as a signature fundraising event for the American Lung Association, we encourage all participants to fundraise a minimum of $100 per person. Your funds will support the mission of the American Lung Association and offset the costs of Zoo admission and parking . We offer a number of fundraising tools to help you be a successful fundraiser. Every dollar helps move us closer to a world free of lung cancer and lung disease.
Everyone is welcome to join a LUNG FORCE Walk, regardless of age. However, all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants 2 years of age and older must be pre-registered and can help support our mission through fundraising the suggested minimum of $100 per person.
Every participant who raises a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative t-shirt. For more motivated fundraisers, there are additional rewards that you can work toward. Take a peek at the fundraising incentives. T-shirts will be distributed at the event and for our Walk Your Way participants these will be mailed in mid-October.
Corporations, businesses, friends, families, and other organizations can form teams. To form a team, choose register as a team captain. Make sure you have a team name in mind. After you register as a Team Captain, tell your team members to select register as a team member and search for your team name to join.
Make sure you know the team name of the team you wish to join. When you register, select register as a team member and search for your team name.
Team captains rally friends, family and co-workers to form a team and fundraise for the LUNG FORCE Walk. Register as a team captain today.
Reset your login credentials by clicking here. Once logged in, you can use the edit profile link at the top of the page to update your profile with a new username, password, email address or contact information.
As a participant, you have access to your own online participant center where you and your team members can send email messages, track donations, and monitor progress. Login to your participant center to get started.
Yes, you can download the LUNG FORCE app for Android and Apple devices. With this nifty mobile app, you can invite friends and family to join your team, fundraise on the go and track your steps (new!) in just a few taps. Learn more once you register and enter your participant center.
Donations can be made online by credit, debit card or PayPal. Donors will receive a receipt via email for their contribution, which is tax-deductible. Donations collected via check or cash may be mailed to the American Lung Association office at:
2021 LUNG FORCE Walk
c/o American Lung Association
1475 E. 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Many companies offer matching gift programs in which the company will match an employee's contribution to a charitable organization. You can ask your HR department about matching your contribution, or our company search tool below can provide you with basic information for many company policies.
Walk Day Information
The walk route is roughly 1.5 miles with a shortcut available if needed.
Check-In opens at 7:30 AM and will remain open through 9:30 AM. Upon entering the Zoo, participants will begin the event at the LUNG FORCE Mission Village. Mission Village will be open from 7:30 - 10:00 AM in the Main Picnic Grove area. The Zoo will open for the public at 10 AM and participants are welcome to stay beyond the event to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer.
The LUNG FORCE Walk will go on rain or shine! In the case of inclement weather, your local event staff will notify participants of alternate plans.
Parking is available at any of the Detroit Zoo parking locations free of charge. All participants must be checked in and through the gate before 10 AM to receive free parking and utilize their event ticket.
No. Though we love our furry friends, they can cause a respiratory emergency in some participants. So, we ask that you leave your pets at home so everyone can enjoy the Walk comfortably.
Have more questions? Please contact Leah Diederichs at 248-784-2000 or EventsMI@lung.org.