For 10 years now a group of employees from Eide Bailly, a Denver accounting firm, support the Denver community by participating in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb.
The event typically takes place in the stairwells of Republic Plaza but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge, due to COVID-19, and will now be held at Coors Field on May 8th.
Team Eide Bailly, was formed 10 years ago when an employee who is a former smoker wanted to give back and shared the idea with his colleagues. Jackie Steinle, a tax manager at Eide Bailly, joined the office effort six years ago and was so impressed with the cause, the event and the local impact that she got more involved in the organization.
“Eide Bailly cares deeply about its staff and the communities where they live, play and work,” said Steinle. “The firm encourages health, and in a state where vaping is on the rise and lung disease is rampant, Eide Bailly is taking a proactive approach to support causes that address these issues. The firm wants to be a part of a better and healthier Colorado.”
She currently serves on the Climb committee that plans the event and she leads the coordination of Team Eide Bailly which has raised tens of thousands of dollars since the team was created.
“We are very passionate about the work of the Lung Association and their continued effort to end lung disease, regardless of COVID-19. The local education, resources and awareness throughout Colorado is important to Eide Bailly and its staff. It benefits everyone,” she said.
Team Eide Bailly is excited to get outdoors for the Climb, raise funding and awareness.
“We’re looking forward to a change of scenery, being outdoors in the fresh air and actually climbing a mile high at Coors Field,” said Steinle.
The Lung Association invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to tackle the stadium stairs, totaling a mile long climb up and down.
Masks will be required at the event and social distancing will be practiced. The safety of participants, staff and volunteers is always our number one priority, so we are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect the Climb. Everyone is encouraged to check our Climb website for the most up-to-date information leading up to the event.
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 Lung Association’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
Registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $35 and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Denver.
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, 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.