Local Nurse Practitioner to Climb 2,000 stairs at Coors Field

UCHealth nurse practitioner joins outdoor stair climb to raise funds, awareness for lung disease, COVID-19

Treating lung patients for more than two decades, Jennifer Rodgers recognizes the significance of research. On May 8, she’s supporting lung health patients outside of the medical setting. She’s joining the American Lung Association’s outdoor Fight For Air Climb at Coors Field on May 8 to raise funds for lung disease and COVID-19 research.

“I’ve had the pleasure of caring for lung patients over the last 21 years,” Rodgers said. “I really support and believe in the work with the Lung Association. It’s essential to the advancement of the care of lung patients.”

The UCHealth nurse practitioner  recently became a member of the local leadership board with the Lung Association.

“I’m honored to be a member of the Lung Association in Colorado Board of Directors,” she said. “I’m passionate about advancing treatments for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and COVID-19 to hopefully minimize symptoms and improve mortality.” 

Rodgers will participate in her first Fight For Air Climb this year and her team hopes to raise $5,000. 

“Climbing at Coors Field I’m most excited about the beautiful Colorado weather, and of course walking  with friends and family.” she said.

The American Lung Association invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to the 2021 Fight For Air Climb at Coors Field. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event.

Masks will be required at the event and social distancing will be practiced. The safety of participants, staff and volunteers is always our number one priority, so we are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect the Climb. Everyone is encouraged to check our Climb website for the most up-to-date information leading up to the event.

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 Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. 

Registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $35 and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Denver.

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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