Day of Event Information

Event Schedule

We look forward to seeing you on September 17 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater! Let’s walk through the event day details.

Please arrive at the Walk by 9:30 AM to check-in or register.

The day’s festivities will include:

  • 9:30 a.m. Registration Opens, Mission Tents & Exhibitors Open
    Please visit each of our mission tents and have your action passport stamped at each one to be entered into our raffle. See more details about our mission tents below.
  • 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony & Fitness Warm-Up
    Hear stories from LUNG FORCE Heroes and learn how your involvement in LUNG FORCE is helping the American Lung Association to make lung cancer and other lung disease history.
  • 11:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting & Walk Start
  • 12:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony & Fundraising Awards
    Return to the field to recognize top fundraisers and teams and celebrate the Walk during an after-party with your fellow participants. More details on the fun to come!

LUNG FORCE Heroes and Champions

On Walk Day we will salute and remember our LUNG FORCE Heroes! They include people living with or a survivor of lung cancer, COVID-19 or another lung disease, and those we have lost! LUNG FORCE Champions are caregivers, family members, friends or co-workers who know or have lost someone to lung cancer or another lung disease.

Our Heroes and Champions can share their powerful voices on our website! These real-life stories help raise awareness and educate the public about what it’s like to have lung cancer or lung disease. Heroes may be asked to share their story at a LUNG FORCE Walk Kickoff event, Corporate Recruitment event and/or on Walk day.

If you're interested in becoming a LUNG FORCE Hero, please contact Lisa Burdzy. We invite you to Share Your Voice and also read about other people's moving experiences.

LUNG FORCE Action Passport

Visit each of our mission tents to learn more about our mission and earn yourself a stamp. You’ll also receive a stamp when you show your support by interacting with our LUNG FORCE partners. All participants who complete their LUNG FORCE Action Passport by collecting all six stamps will be eligible to win a prize!

Mission Tents

A LUNG FORCE Walk wouldn’t be complete without our interactive Mission Tents and activities.

Breathe Deeper: Complete an educational activity and learn about lung health.

Build Our Force: Snap a selfie in front of our official LUNG FORCE Step and Repeat.

Raise Your Voice: Share who are walking for. Honor someone in your life living with lung cancer or lung disease. Submit a photo of a life lost and write a message on our Never Forgotten Force wall.

Take A Stand: Sign a petition to promote better lung health. Details will be shared on Walk Day.

Mission Possible Teams

In honor of our efforts to double research efforts by 2025, we will be giving special recognition to teams that raise over $2,500 AND have over 25 team members.

These teams will have their Team name on the back of the official event day T-Shirts!

*Please note, the deadline to be recognized as a Mission Possible Team is Monday, June 6, 2022 Break Out Your Turquoise!

Turquoise — the signature color of LUNG FORCE is a bright and uplifting color. It symbolizes the atmosphere and our breath. Wear this color to the Walk and join us in creating a sea of turquoise as we raise our voices for lung health for all! The Walker with the most creative turquoise outfit will win a special prize.


If you’re ready to take your fundraising to the next level, you could become a LUNG FORCE VIP! Raise $500 or more and help make a significant difference in the lives of people impacted by lung disease. VIP’s will receive special recognition and a commemorative certificate.