Thirty-seven friends and family from the Detroit area raised $27,001 in support of the American Lung Association in Michigan’s effort to end lung disease. It was all part of the Lung Association’s legendary Fight For Air Climb in Detroit which took place outdoors for the first time at Comerica Park on May 23rd.
The Lung Association will award the team, called “I’ll be Air for You,” as the Top Fundraising Team at its annual Climb Awards Party this Thursday, June 24, taking place at 6pm via Zoom. With the team’s help, the Lung Association raised more than $360K.
The organization will also recognize other top teams in the following categories:
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Team Fundraiser
The three team captains of “I’ll be Air for You” will speak during the awards party about their connection to lung disease. The party will also include fun Detroit trivia and the presentation of awards.
More than 1,000 people participated in the 15th annual Fight For Air Climb. The event typically takes in the stairwells of Ally Detroit Center and One Woodward but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge for the safety of participants, volunteers and staff.
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, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.