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With safety being our number one priority, we will continue to monitor current CDC guidelines as well as local guidelines. Our Walk Safe Commitment, includes spatial distancing, health screenings, sanitation protocols, and face masks.

Signing up for a Walk near you is simple! Click the following links to register online as an individual, team captain, team member or volunteer.

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 encourage all participants to fundraise. 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.

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 to achieve. Take a peek at the fundraising incentives.

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.

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering! This event takes numerous hardworking and energetic volunteers to make every step count. To sign up as a Lung Force Walk Volunteer, please visit LungForceDetroit.org and click “Register”. Please select “Register as a Volunteer” and continue through the registration process. Our volunteer needs can accommodate individual volunteers, as well as groups. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at EventsMI@lung.org

Yes! You can join our local LUNG FORCE Walk Detroit Facebook group to interact with other Walkers and learn more about the American Lung Association, our sponsors, and partners.

If you are participating in the LUNG FORCE Walk because of a personal connection to lung disease, you can identify yourself during the registration process. Additionally, you can also update your personal fundraising website to share your reason for walking.

We understand that not everyone is able to attend the LUNG FORCE Walk in person for various reasons. Participating as a Virtual Walker in our Walk Your Way program will allow you to still support the mission of the American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE. The registration process is the same so head to www.lungforcedetroit.org and register as a Virtual Walker today!

Teams

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. 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.

Fundraising

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 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:

2022 LUNG FORCE Walk Detroit
c/o American Lung Association
1475 E. 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071

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Returning Walkers will love the limited-edition LUNG FORCE Walk alumni t-shirt, tank, or long sleeve shirt. Please visit our e-commerce store to check out our Alumni LUNG FORCE gear. Your order will be mailed directly to you and will arrive later this summer.

Are you Walking in HONOR of or in MEMORY of someone? Purchase a Mission Marker for $35 to honor a loved one on the Walk route. You will be asked later to provide the information for the sign. This does not count toward fundraising or incentives. Please visit our e-commerce store to order your mission marker.

Thanks to the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever, and 89 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research, and advocacy.

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. Ceremony options and times are TBD.

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 Marlee Nalecz at 248-784-2000 or EventsMI@Lung.org.