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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.

There is no registration fee, but it is a fundraising event. We encourage all participants to fundraise and set a goal of $100. Your funds will help support the American Lung Association’s mission and help offset the cost of Zoo admission and parking, bringing further funds to this cause. 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.

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 simply register for the event as a Volunteer. Our volunteer needs can accommodate individual volunteers, as well as large groups. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at EventsMI@lung.org.

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 to achieve. Take a peek at the fundraising incentives.

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:

LUNG FORCE Walk - Detroit
c/o American Lung Association
26555 Evergreen Rd, Ste 540
Southfield, MI 48076

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Walk Day Information

The walk route is roughly 1.5 miles with a shortcut available if needed.

Check-In opens at 7:30 AM outside the Zoo main gates at 7:30 AM and will remain open through 9:15 AM. Upon entering the Zoo, participants will follow the path to the LUNG FORCE Mission Village in the Main Picnic Grove area. Mission Village will be open from 7:30 - 10:00 AM, at which time the Walk will officially begin. 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 for the rest of the day. The LUNG FORCE Ceremony time is 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 9:45 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 Erica Murray at 248-784-2017 or EventsMI@lung.org.