Matthew Trump, DO, FACP, FCCP, of the Iowa Clinic, will climb four buildings this Sunday as part of the American Lung Association in Iowa’s Fight For Air Climb, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in Downtown Des Moines. Why? For his patients and the future of lung health.
“Patient education and understanding of their condition are crucial to having the best possible outcomes. The American Lung Association is an excellent resource for patients battling lung disease,” said Trump. “Public health advocacy helps improve the air we breathe and can improve lung health for everyone. Research helps advance the treatments and knowledge we have to better fight chronic respiratory disease and improve the lives of our patients.”
The Des Moines Fight For Air Climb raises funds to help end lung disease through lifesaving research, local programs and advocacy. The event this year returns to downtown Des Moines for the first time since before COVID-19. Participants in this year’s event can climb one, two, three or all four buildings. All in the name of lung health.
“The Fight For Air Climb is a way for me to give back and promote all the good things that the American Lung Association does to help our patients out,” said Trump. “The American Lung Association does so much in the way of research and advocacy to promote lung health and help promote what I do as a physician. I climb for my patients.”
Trump’s first Climb was in 2019 and he had a blast. This year he’s participating again with his colleagues at The Iowa Clinic, which are a sponsor of the Des Moines Climb for a second consecutive year.
“The Iowa Clinic is committed to lung health and this is a great opportunity to support an important organization and all they do for patients,” said Trump.
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, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.