MIAMI, FL | March 7, 2022
Today, more than 530 people participated in the American Lung Association in South Florida’s Fight For Air Climb presented by Metro-Dade Fire Rescue Local 1403. The team of dedicated sponsors, participants, staff and volunteers raised $200,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease and support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative.
This was the 18th year of the Fight For Air Climb. For the event, participants climbed 1,700 stairs throughout loanDepot park, Home of the Miami Marlins. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who couldn’t make it to the physical event.
“Once again, this event proved to be as moving as it was rewarding for everyone who participated,” said Chrissy Cohen, Executive Director for the Lung Association. “Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers and sponsors who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease, lung cancer and COVID-19.”
In total, the Miami Fight For Air Climb resulted in:
- 530 registered participants;
- 58 teams; and
- $200,000 raised and counting!
Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the COVID-19 Action Initiative, 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.
Thank you to our local sponsors: Presenting Sponsor - Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403, Health and Wellness Sponsor - Memorial Cancer Institute, Official Jumbotron Sponsor - Florida Power and Light, One Biscayne Tower, Alhambra Orchestra, South Florida Council of Firefighters, Nova Southeastern University, Body Routers, CIMA Med Spa, WELLESSENCE, Miami Cancer Institute, Cancer Wellness & Vogelzang Law, Amerant Bank and the Catherine Yardley Pulmonary Center of Excellence at Holy Cross Health is the COPD Community Champion.
For more information about the event and to donate, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Miami.
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, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.
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