DFW Residents to Participate in Fight For Air Climb – Dallas on Feb. 24 to Raise Money for Lung Disease Research
(February 15, 2018) -
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Shellie Croy climbs for her husband, Tim Croy, who has cystic fibrosis and received a double lung transplant. Scott Stanley will be there to defend his championship title. And, Barney Brinkman will scale to the top to the to educate more about lung cancer screening because it saved his life. Croy, Stanley and Brinkman will join hundreds of Dallas-Fort Worth residents for the Fight For Air Climb – Dallas at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Renaissance Tower in downtown Dallas. Climbers will scale 52 floors and 1,040 steps to the top to raise money and awareness for lung disease.
“I climb to honor my husband and all those that suffer to breathe,” said Croy, of Richardson, Texas. “Fundraising and awareness is so important to me because I want to help those get the gift of easier breathing, something most of us take for granted every day.”
More than 3,559,000 Texans suffer from a lung disease, including asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Fight For Air Climb, hosted by the American Lung Association of North Texas, raises funds for education, advocacy and research to lessen the burden of lung disease across Texas. Participants of the Climb include patients with lung diseases and their family and friends, fitness enthusiasts and firefighters and first responder teams climbing in full gear.
“The Fight For Air Climb is a special event that brings together people who are looking for a physical challenge and those wishing to support and advocate for loved ones living with a lung disease,” said Holly Motteram, executive director of the American Lung Association of North Texas. “Getting to the top is not easy, but it’s worth it because no one should have to fight for air on a daily basis.”
The Fight For Air Climb – Dallas is sponsored by Spok, Kindred Healthcare, Baylor Scott & White Health, Renaissance Tower, Astra Zeneca and Genetech. For more information or to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org.
About the American Lung Association in Texas
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website: Lung.org.