Today, around 1,300 people participated in the American Lung Association in Michigan’s Fight For Air Climb, and the event raised over $386,000. The 2022 Detroit Climb was held at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.
“We are so grateful to everyone in our community for coming out today to support lung health,” said Maureen Rovas, executive director of the Lung Association. “We are proud that funds raised at the Climb will help our ongoing efforts to eliminate lung disease here in Michigan.”
Participants in this year’s event had several climb options to choose from. First responders and firefighters weaved up and down the 300 and 200 upper level of Comerica Park for an estimated total of 2,123 stairs (about three quarters of a mile). In a new route this year, ultimate climbers challenged themselves to see how many laps of the 300 level they could complete in just one hour. Elite stadium climbers and stadium climbers raced up and down the lower bowl for more than 1,000 stairs (about half of a mile).
The 2022 Detroit Fight For Air Climb supported the 1,656,000 Michiganders living with lung disease. The Lung Association looks forward to next year’s Climb event and continuing its commitment to improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
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 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.