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Cyclists Raise $130k to Help in the Fight For Clean Air and Healthy Lungs

(June 9, 2019) - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
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This past weekend, June 7, 8 and 9, more than 100 cyclists rode 100-150 miles through Illinois and Wisconsin for the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago’s Fight For Air Ride.

Each year, the Fight For Air Ride brings together more than 100 cyclists of all levels who ride approximately 50 miles per day for two or three days through scenic rural communities of Northern Illinois and the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. Along the route, participants enjoy the views of six lakes highlighted by Lake Geneva in Wisconsin and each night, they are housed at the Abbey Resort and Spa on Lake Geneva.

In total, the Fight For Air Ride resulted in:
• More than 100 cyclists
• 14 teams
• $130,000 raised and counting.

The Fight For Air Ride raises awareness for lung disease, raises money for life-saving research, and funds critical local programing like educational programs to help local children better manage their asthma and free programs to help residents quit smoking.

More information about the ride is available at the Fight For Air Ride website.


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 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 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:

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