Day of Event Information
You’ve trained and raised funds, and now the big day has finally arrived! Don’t miss a moment of the fun. Be sure to arrive at the Detroit Zoo between 7:30 - 9:30 AM so that you can check-in and get ready for your walk. You will also want to explore our passport areas and get stamps for your LUNG FORCE Action Passport.
LUNG FORCE Walks are a great time to meet other people battling lung disease, which is why participants who have a personal connection are encouraged to identify themselves in the LUNG FORCE Heroes and Champions Area in Mission Village. If you are comfortable, you will be asked to join as a new LUNG FORCE Hero and will have the opportunity to share your story.
All participants must enter the zoo prior to 9:45 AM. Pre-event registration is required for all participants 2 years of age and older. In support of our annual fundraising event, there is a suggested fundraising minimum of $100 per person. Register today to save your spot. Registration will close when we hit our capacity limits.
Parking and Driving Directions
8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free Parking will be available on site. All pre-registered guests must be checked in and through the gate before 9:45 AM to receive free parking and utilize their event ticket. LUNG FORCE guests must enter through the main admission gates at the front of the Zoo, please note the Rackham Fountain member-only entrance will be closed. Convenience rentals are available during our walk. View the Detroit Zoo’s current list here.
LUNG FORCE Action Passport
Visit each of our passport tents to learn more about our mission and earn yourself a stamp. All participants who complete their LUNG FORCE Action Passport by collecting all five stamps will be eligible to win a prize!
Remember and honor a loved one who’s life has been affected by lung cancer or lung disease, by creating a sign that will be displayed on the walk path. Mission Markers can be purchased during participant registration or in the LUNG FORCE e-commerce store, and a limited amount will be available for donation the day of the event in Mission Village.
LUNG FORCE Heroes
Our LUNG FORCE Heroes are patients, caregivers, family, friends and co-workers of those who are impacted by lung cancer or lung disease. These brave individuals share their powerful real-life stories online and at events to help raise awareness and educate the public about what it’s like to live with lung cancer or lung disease. Everyone's story is unique, so if you're interested in becoming a LUNG FORCE Hero, please contact Your Detroit Team. We invite you to Share Your Voice and read about other people's experiences online.
Event Day Highlights
- Schedule of Events
- Check-In and Walk Day Registration: 7:30 — 9:30 AM
- Rolling Walk Start: 8:45 — 9:45 AM
- LUNG FORCE Mission Village Area Activities: 7:45 — 10:45 AM
- Ceremony & Main Stage Activities
- Warm Up Activity hosted by More Fit Studios
- Dance Performances from Rhythm Pointe Dance Academy
- LUNG FORCE Heroes & Champions Stories
- Highlights surrounding the American Lung Association mission at work in our community
- Mission Village Area Activities
- LUNG FORCE Action Passport a fun activity to engage with the Lung Association and community partner tables, and win prizes
- Kids’ Corner Activities
- Photobooth Keepsake for all attendees
- Inflatable Lungs hosted by Genentech
- LUNG FORCE Heroes & Champions activities