This morning, hundreds of people raised $76,000 for life-saving research at the American Lung Association in Detroit’s LUNG FORCE Walk at the Detroit Zoo. Determined to help end lung disease and COVID-19, lung health enthusiasts exceeded their annual fundraising goal of $65,000 for the event.
Participants enthusiastically walked through the picturesque Zoo for 1.5 miles and were six feet away from each other to ensure social distancing. Hundreds of individuals, families, groups of friends, and corporate teams joined the 2021 Detroit LUNG FORCE Walk.
“We appreciate everyone in our community coming together and taking the meaningful steps toward improving lung health and preventing lung disease,” said Maureen Rovas, executive director of the Lung Association in Michigan. “Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we can continue our work for life-saving research, advocacy and education and provide the critical lung health resources for those who need it in Michigan.”
Funds raised at the Detroit LUNG FORCE Walk will support the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.