Chuck Roberts, retired firefighter from the Eagle Fire Department, graces the front cover of the American Lung Association’s 2023 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar, which honors first responders from across the United States.
Every year, thousands of firefighters race up hundreds of stairs in full firefighter gear weighing over 40 pounds during American Lung Association Fight For Air Climbs in more than 40 cities nationwide. Roberts of Eagle was chosen as one of the Lung Association’s top Fight For Air Climb firefighters nationwide.
He has participated for 13 years in the event and just this year raised $8,707. The photo was taken at the 2022 Fight For Air Climb at American Family Field.
“We’re so proud of and excited for Chuck for being on the front cover of the 2023 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar! He truly deserves this recognition for his long career and all the dollars he’s raised, $62,000 and counting, toward our effort to end lung disease,” said Megan Cordova, Executive Director of the Lung Association in Wisconsin. “We invite other firefighters and first responders in Wisconsin to join our Fight For Air Climb to help support our vision of a world free of lung disease.”
The mission of the Lung Association hits close to home with firefighters. Respiratory diseases remain a significant health issue for firefighters and emergency responders. Firefighters are at a higher risk to develop chronic issues, including lingering cough, hoarseness, asthma, and allergies and in more extreme cases, may be diagnosed with lung or bronchial cancer.
The 2023 calendar also includes fire safety tips, statistics on how fires affect our lung health and tips for your Fight For Air Climb. All proceeds will support the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
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, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.