The American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb steps off in downtown Des Moines on Mar. 26, 2023. The family-friendly event will mark its 20th anniversary in Des Moines and EMC Insurance Companies will be the presenting sponsor for a fifth consecutive year.
“We are proud to be a presenting sponsor once again, and excited to be back in the buildings this year. This is one of my favorite events and it’s always a good time for a good cause,” said Scott Jean, President and CEO of EMC.
The 2023 Fight For Air Climb will be a four-building climb with participants scaling the following downtown Des Moines buildings:
EMC Insurance Companies,15 floors, 371 steps
The Financial Center, 22 floors, 464 steps
The Financial Center (2nd time), 22 floors, 464 steps
Ruan, 32 floors, 637 steps
Total of 91 floors and 1,936 steps
The Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb is designed for climbers of all levels from beginners to experienced competitors. Jean says it also helps build employee engagement through fundraising plus team building through training.
“In the spirit of goodwill, I’d like to challenge all Des Moines businesses to send teams over on Mar. 26 to climb alongside ours and help raise money for and bring attention to this worthy cause,” said Jean.
He, or another EMC representative, is available upon request to meet your reporter or producer at the EMC Insurance Companies building at 717 Mulberry Street (Skywalk level) to give them a first-hand, preview look or climb up the stairs now through Mar. 17. If you’d like to arrange an engaging preview or talkback with Jean, please contact Janye Killelea at (312) 940-7624.
Des Moines-based EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 insurance organizations in the U.S. and is one of the largest in Iowa. Founded in 1911, the company has approximately 2,200 employees and provides commercial property/casualty lines, bonds, and life insurance products and services throughout the United States.
You can find b-roll of previous indoor climbs HERE.
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.