MILWAUKEE – (August 16, 2021) – Today, the American Lung Association in Wisconsin announced that its annual LUNG FORCE Walk will return to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Sunday, October 3 at 8AM. COVID-19 precautions forced the event to go virtual last year.
“We’re excited to bring this event back to the Milwaukee County Zoo. The community enjoys the scenery and environment. Families make a day of it. The Zoo is a big part of why the Lung Association has had so much success and support for this event,” said Megan Cordova, Executive Director of the Lung Association.
“We’re also especially grateful of the local support we’re already receiving from local partners, like Baird, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation and Select Specialty Hospitals,” she said. “Money raised at the LUNG FORCE Walk will fund the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. 89 cents of every dollar raised will go to life-saving research, advocacy and local programs right here Wisconsin.”
Registration is now open for the event, which invites individuals, families, groups of friends, and corporate teams to stroll, saunter, or power-walk through the beautiful Zoo for one mile, but don’t wait because capacity is limited so save your spot early.
The safety of participants, staff and volunteers is always our number one priority, so we are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect the event. Everyone is encouraged to check our Walk website for the most up-to-date information leading up to the event.
Registration for the LUNG FORCE Walk is free and participants are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $100 to earn an event t-shirt. For more information, and to register, visit LUNGFORCEWalk.org/Wisconsin.
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.