Kansas City Climb Raises Nearly $177K to Help End Lung Disease

375 participants conquered the steps at Children’s Mercy Park

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, 375 participants from across Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area raced up and down countless steps at Children’s Mercy Park to help end lung disease. The Kansas City Fight For Air Climb, presented by Empower, raised $176,500 to support the American Lung Association’s lifesaving research, local programs and advocacy for the nearly 1.4 million residents living in Kansas and Missouri with chronic lung disease.

“It was truly inspiring to see all the climbers challenge themselves with rigorous exercise to support those with lung disease who struggle for every breath,” said Linda Crider, executive director at the Lung Association. “Together, we are moving towards eliminating lung disease in Kansas, the Greater Kansas City area and beyond — because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.”

The Kansas City Fight For Air Climb provided a new multi-climb option for participants. Climbers took 1,398 steps or challenged themselves by climbing the Pitch up to three times, totaling 4,194 steps. Held at Children’s Mercy Park, the venue was the perfect setting for a fun-filled day of camaraderie and triumphs. For those who couldn’t attend the event, the Lung Association offered a “Climb Your Way” option. 

For a recap of all the event details, please visit FightForAirClimb.org/KansasCity.

For more information, contact:

Dana Kauffman
[email protected]

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