Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo

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2019 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Registration: 7:30 AM
Walk: 8:45 AM
Walk Festivities: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Master of Ceremonies: Rich Luterman, Fox 2 News

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 $15.  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. 

Festivities Include:

  • 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
  • Entertainment
  • 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.

Bank Days

To eliminate the need to wait in line on the morning of the Walk, walkers are encouraged to visit a Bank Day to drop off money, pick up an admission ticket, Kidney Walk T-Shirt voucher (those individuals raising $100 or more) and Champions’ wristbands. Team Captains or a team representative are able to pick up admission tickets etc. for team members. Click here for the 2019 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo Bank Days Schedule.



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Check out the 2018 Kidney Walk video!

Questions? Need sponsorship information? For general information contact Lisa Schutz Jelic | 734.222.9800 | [email protected]
Need help with registration? Contact Kathy McGrath | 734.222.9800 | [email protected]