On May 7th, 425 participants raised over $187,000 in the American Lung Association in Iowa’s Fight For Air Climb, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, at Principal Park. The throng of individuals, families, friend groups and corporate teams gathered with enthusiasm to champion the causes of clean air and lung disease prevention.
“Today’s participants knew that every step they climbed brought us another step closer to a world without lung disease,” said Micki Sandquist, executive director of the Lung Association. “They embraced the challenge on behalf of those facing lung cancer, COVID-19, and more who struggle for every breath.”
Participants of all different climbing levels made the rounds at Principal Park, with the most enduring athletes completing the laudable four-lap “Home-Run Challenge,” which was a new route this year.
After crossing The Iowa Clinic Finish Line, each climber was rewarded with a medal and an official event t-shirt. They celebrated in the ballpark’s Betfred Sports Lounge, having competed a memorable and meaningful race towards better lung health nationwide.
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, 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.