American Lung Association Launches Virtual Fight For Air Climb Vermont to Support Lung Health, COVID-19 Action Initiative on July 1, 2021

“Climb Vermont” Challenge Encourages Participants to Use the App’s Climb Vermont Adventure Map and Track Steps and Earn Prizes

The American Lung Association in Vermont announced that it will host its first ever Virtual Fight For Air Climb Vermont, on July 1, 2021 and lasting through September 1, 2021. The Climb will operate as a virtual only event to support research, advocacy and education for lung diseases, lung cancer and COVID-19 with a fundraising goal of raising over $10,000. Participants are invited to track their steps at outdoor locations, including any of the 21 Vermont trail locations suggested by the Lung Association, or at locations of their choice throughout the summer as they fundraise to make a difference in the lives of those living with lung disease.

As part of the Fight For Air Climb Vermont, the Lung Association has introduced the “Climb Vermont” Challenge. This challenge utilizes the new Fight For Air Climb app (available for Apple and Android devices) and invites climbers to track steps as they complete the locations on the Climb Vermont Adventure Map, raising money and earning prizes. Suggested locations include the .5 mi Bingham Falls Trail in Stowe, the 3.8 mile Mount Pisgah train in Westmore, and the 7.3 mile Mount Mansfield Loop Trail to the highest peak in the state of Vermont. Participants in the challenge can also join the “Adventure Club” by raising $250 or more and tracking 15 miles plus from the list of Climb Vermont trails for special incentives and recognition with the American Lung Association.

Registration for the Fight For Air Climb Vermont is Now Open at FightForAirClimb.Org/Vermont

“The Fight For Air Climb is a treasured event throughout the country, and we are excited to invite the Vermont community to join in on both the mission to support those with lung disease and the fun that is ingrained in this event!” said Kaelyn Gates, Director of Development for the American Lung Association in Vermont. “Our mission to improve lung health and air quality through education, research, and advocacy has never been more important than it is today. This virtual Vermont event will help us advance that mission and improve the lives of the 90,363 Vermonters and hundreds of thousands of others around the nation living with lung diseases today.”

Money raised through the Fight For Air Climb Vermont 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. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.

The event is locally sponsored by the University of Vermont Medical Center and BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont.

To register for the Fight For Air Climb or to access additional information visit

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Solomon
(516) 680-8927
[email protected]

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