The American Lung Association in Iowa announced that EMC Insurance Companies, for the fourth consecutive year, signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Des Moines Fight For Air Climb at Principal Park on May 7.
“With the ongoing pandemic, lung health and clean air remains critical to the people in our community,” said Micki Sandquist, executive director of the Lung Association. “It is only with the continued dedication of local support like that from EMC Insurance Companies that we are able to continue providing the services and events in Iowa.”
EMC Insurance Companies is in the top 60 insurance organizations in the U.S. and is one of the largest in Iowa. Founded in 1911, the company has more than 2,400 employees and provides property and casualty and life insurance products and services throughout the U.S.
“Our company is proud to support the Lung Association in Iowa and the important work they’re doing for lung health," said Beth Nigut, executive vice president at EMC Insurance Companies. “We are thrilled to have our community come together again this year for an inspiring and impactful event.”
The Des Moines Fight For Air Climb attracts hundreds of climbers from across Iowa who step up to increase awareness about and funding to end lung cancer and lung disease, including COVID-19, through life-saving research.
Participants’ safety is always the Lung Association’s number one priority so the organization is continually monitoring local COVID-19 conditions that might affect the event. Please check the Climb website for updated information.
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.
About EMC Insurance Companies
EMC Insurance Companies has more than 2,400 employees and is among the top 60 property and casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty and life insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit emcins.com.