Saturday, more than 250 people participated in the American Lung Association in North Carolina’s Fight For Air Climb at Truist Field, Home of the Charlotte Knights. The event raised more than $104,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease and support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative.
During the event, participants climbed more than 800 stairs throughout Truist Field, Home of the Charlotte Knights. The organization also offered 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 all who participated, young and old alike,” said Jennifer Hall, 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 Charlotte Fight For Air Climb resulted in:
254 registered participants;
45 teams; and
$104,000 raised and counting!
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 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 Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.