Today, the American Lung Association in Georgia announced that Northside Hospital Atlanta is the awards sponsor of the Fight For Air Climb, set for May 15 at Truist Park. This is the 8th year that the company has sponsored the event.
The Fight For Air Climb typically takes place in the stairwells of a local tower but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge for the safety of participants, volunteers and staff. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event.
“This year, supporting lung health is more important than ever. That is why we are even more grateful to our Fight For Air Climb sponsor Northside Hospital,” said Rochelle Smalls, executive director for the Lung Association. “Northside helps us provide vital support to the Atlanta community and residents throughout Georgia. From funding asthma education, to providing resources to those living with lung cancer, this support makes people’s lives better every day.”
Northside is an extensive network of state-of-the-art facilities staffed with skilled, caring professionals who are dedicated to the health and wellness of the communities they serve. Northside physicians and other health care professionals provide a full range of care including surgery, cancer care, women's services, emergency care, outpatient services and behavioral health services.
Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
Registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $35 and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Atlanta.
Your safety is always our number one priority. We are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect your Climb. Check your local Climb website for the most up-to-date information.
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 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.