The NKFM Development team is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the 2018 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo!
Online registration is now closed (5 p.m., Wednesday, May 16). If you need to register, turn in money or add members to your team, you can do so at one of the Registration tents located outside the Zoo’s front entrance gates starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. Admission tickets are valid until 9:30 a.m., so please plan accordingly.
If you have donations that were made online between 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 and Sunday, May 20, and you need additional admission tickets, please bring a copy of the online donation with you to the Walk.
2018 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Registration: 7:30 AM
Walk: 8:45 AM
Walk Festivities: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bill Kolb, Global President, Diversified Agencies, McCann Worldgroup
Parking: The gates to enter the Zoo to park open at 7:00 a.m.
Zoo Walk Participation Fee: Each walker over the age of 12 is asked to raise at least $25 in order to offset the cost of admission tickets, entertainment, parking, etc. Walkers aged 3-12 are asked to raise $10. Walkers 2 and under are free.
Our hope is that each walker will play a significant role in helping us reach our fundraising goal of $600,000. If each walker raised an average of $100, we would surpass our goal, and be able to provide even more programs and services to the people of Michigan living with chronic kidney disease. The Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo is our largest annual fundraiser, and 90% of proceeds go directly to our programs such as Kid’s Camp, Emergency Fund, Enhance Fitness, and many more.
- Zoo Admission
- Free parking
- Scenic route through the Zoo. In fact, we encourage our walkers to leisurely stroll through the Zoo and enjoy all the animal exhibits
- Kids Area with face painting, temporary tattoos and other fun activities
- Free food
- Champions tent for kidney patients, living donors, or transplant recipients
- Much more
Each walker over the age of 2 will need to obtain an admission ticket to enter the Zoo for the Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. Sorry, Zoo memberships can’t be used for the Walk.