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Dallas-area Woman Climbs Tower after Losing Both Parents to Lung Disease

To raise awareness, funding for life-saving research

(October 28, 2019) - DALLAS

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

Julia Miller Spracklen registered for the Fight For Air Climb in Dallas last summer not knowing that her reason for climbing would change dramatically just a week later, when her father was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. Then, just a few short months later, on July 20, 2019, he passed away. 

“I originally registered to support a colleague of mine and in memory of my mother, who passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 15 years ago,” said Miller Spracklen.

She quickly reached her fundraising goal of $750 and her spouse, Bruce Spracklen, has raised $1,100. Many donated to their Fight For Air Climb to memorialize her parents and other friends suffering from lung disease.

“I also have friends impacted by asthma that are in the open healthcare system and finding access to affordable medications has been a challenge. Having seen so many people struggle for just one breath is heartbreaking and anything I can do to assist, I am more than happy too.” 

This is her first year participating in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb with a team of coworkers, called “Team Indemnifires: Burning with a Passion for Insurance.” 

The Fight For Air Climb will take place on November 9, 2019 at Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202. Registration is still open online or by calling 214-974-9060.

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