LUNG FORCE Walk Raises $65K at Detroit Zoo

More than 1100 walkers joined Lung Association event to help end lung disease

More than 1100 people put their best foot forward to raise $65,000 for life-saving research at the American Lung Association in Detroit’s LUNG FORCE Walk at the Detroit Zoo. Participants walked 1.5 miles along a picturesque path through the Zoo to help end lung disease.

“This morning was filled with families and friends celebrating lives impacted by lung disease,” said Maureen Rovas, executive director of the Lung Association in Michigan. “I am grateful for each walker, and spectator who joined us at the Zoo for picture perfect weather to raise $65,000, and we anticipate momentum will push us over the $75,000 milestone. Participants not only raised critical funds toward the work of the American Lung Association but also awareness for being part of the LUNG FORCE, because if you can’t breathe nothing else matters.”

The walk supports lifesaving research, local programs, and advocacy for the 1.5 million people in Michigan suffering from lung disease. Funds raised at the event will support the Lung Association’s efforts toward a world without lung cancer and lung disease.

The Lung Association looks forward to next year’s LUNG FORCE Walk and to continuing its commitment to improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
 

For more information, contact:

Janye Killelea
312-940-7624
[email protected]

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