The American Lung Association in Greater Chicago’s Fight For Air Climb presented by United Healthcare at Presidential Towers, scheduled for Sunday, March 8th has been cancelled.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Chicago Department of Public Health have not recommended the cancellation of public events concerning COVID-19 (coronavirus), our host sponsor, Presidential Towers, has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event.
“As always, the health and well-being of Lung Association event participants, volunteers, staff and partners, as well as the residents of our host and partner, remains our top priority,” said Kristen Young, Executive Director of the Lung Association.
“Presidential Towers has been a partner and host of the Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb for 11 years and we are sensitive to their concerns of those that live in the 2,346 apartments that call Presidential Towers their home.
“Presidential Towers has assured us that they remain committed to the Lung Association and look forward to hosting next year’s Fight For Air Climb.
“Again, we are saddened by this turn of events and we know our supporters might have some questions. We are ready and prepared to answer them.”
For media inquiries and questions, please contact James Martinez at 312-445-2501.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. 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: Lung.org.