MIAMI, FL | February 23, 2021
Today, the American Lung Association in Florida is recognizing several local organizations that are investing in lung health and supporting the COVID-19 Action Initiative by sponsoring the Fight For Air Climb.
The Fight For Air Climb typically takes place in the stairwells of the One Biscayne Tower but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge for the safety of participants, volunteers and staff. For the event on March 6, participants will climb 915 stairs throughout Hard Rock Stadium. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event.
“Fighting to end lung disease must be a collaborative effort,” said Chrissy Cohen, the executive director for the Lung Association. “It is humbling to see all of these local businesses come together to support our mission of ending lung disease, help us fund educational programs to assist people with lung disease and advocate for clean air for all.”
Fight For Air Climb supporters include:
- Presenting sponsor: Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403
- Safety Sponsor: Memorial Cancer Institute
- Jumbotron Sponsor: Florida Power & Light (FPL)
- Local sponsors:
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. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
Registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $35 and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Miami.
Your safety is always our number one priority. We are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect your Climb. Check your local Climb website for the most up-to-date information.
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, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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