Northwest Indiana man on a mission to give back at Fight For Air Climb

Former smoker says event is way to give to a healthy cause
A northwest Indiana man will be on a mission when he joins hundreds of Chicagoans at the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb, presented by UnitedHealthcare at Soldier Field.

Mike Telesky of Valparaiso will be among the participants who tackle nearly 2,000 steps inside the iconic venue on Sunday, May 21.

As a former smoker, Telesky participates in the event to increase awareness for lung disease; and as vice president of sales for UnitedHealthcare he is happy to bolster programs supporting healthy lungs and clean air.

“I smoked for nearly two decades and basically supported the tobacco industry, now this is my way to give to a healthier cause,” said Telesky. “UnitedHealthcare is proud to sponsor the Chicago Fight For Air Climb because it’s such a fun and inspiring event as well as a great way to challenge yourself.”

The Lung Association in Greater Chicago’s Fight For Air Climb is designed for climbers of all levels from beginners to experienced competitors, with the first wave of climbers set to start making their way through Soldier Field at 8 a.m.

If you’d like to arrange an interview with Telesky, please contact Janye Killelea at (312) 940-7624 or [email protected].
For more information on the climb, and to register, visit
You can find b-roll of previous indoor climbs HERE.
For more information, contact:

Janye Killelea
[email protected]

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