Atlanta Residents raise $100,000 at Fight For Air Climb at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Over the weekend, more than 300 people participated in the American Lung Association in Georgia’s Fight For Air Climb at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event raised more than $100,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease and support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative.

During the event, participants climbed more than 2,600 stairs throughout Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The organization also offered a “Climb Your Way” option for those who could not make it to the physical event.

“Once again, this event proved to be as moving as it was rewarding for all who participated, young and old alike," Calle Wallace, Development Manager for the Lung Association. “The Quick Dress Firefighter Competition was a highlight again this year, during which firefighters raced to dress in their gear with top finishing times ranging between 20-25 seconds. Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, and sponsors who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease, lung cancer, and COVID-19.”

In total, the Atlanta Fight For Air Climb resulted in:

  • 300 registered participants;
  • 44 teams; and
  • $100,000 raised and counting!

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 organization’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.

2022 Fight for Air Climb Images and Video

For more information about the event and to donate, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Atlanta


Thank you to our local sponsors including UPS, Northside Hospital, Circulogene, Wellstar Health System, Strive Michael, and The Appliance Doctor
 

For more information, contact:

Jill Smith
704-818-4138
[email protected]

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