CHARLOTTE, NC | May 8, 2023
Over the weekend, more than 150 people participated in the American Lung Association in North Carolina’s Fight For Air Climb at Truist Field, Home of the Charlotte Knights. The event raised nearly $100,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease.
During the event, participants climbed more than 800 stairs throughout Truist Field, Home of the Charlotte Knights. Special highlights of the morning included Chris Mulcahy, Meteorologist with WCNC, kicking off the festivities serving as the emcee while Cheryl Calhoun, Chair of the Board for the American Lung Association awarded every participant with a medal when they completed their climb.
“Once again, this event proved to be as moving as it was rewarding for all who participated, young and old alike,” said Kate Garofalo, Executive Director of North Carolina for the American Lung Association. “Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease, lung cancer, and COVID-19.”
In total, the Fight For Air Climb Charlotte resulted in:
- 150 registered participants;
- 30 teams; and
- $98,000 raised and counting!
- Link: 2023 Fight for Air Climb Charlotte Photos & Video
Funds raised from the Fight For Air Climb, support the mission of the American Lung Association and their efforts to defeat lung cancer, champion clean air, improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families, and to create a tobacco-free future.
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Thank you to all of our local sponsors including: Delta Dental, Carolinas Continue Care Hospital at Pineville, NexcomFionix Consulting, CAPCOCharlotteRadiology, and Boehringer Ingelheim
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