The American Lung Association in Greater Chicago will host the 30th anniversary of the Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower this Sunday, Mar. 5 at 7 a.m. The event provides an opportunity for engaging video, audio, photos and interviews with participants who suffer from lung disease or climb on behalf of a loved one affected by it.
WHO: Hundreds of individuals, families, firefighters, first responders, frontline respiratory therapists and corporate teams from throughout the Illinois area.
WHAT: The Fight For Air Climb returns to Oakbrook Terrace Tower for the first time since before the pandemic. Hundreds of participants will be indoors tackling the toughest Fight For Air Climb in the county and their efforts will help raise awareness and funds for lung disease research, education and advocacy. Climbers will enjoy a celebration in the lobby, including Stretch Lab with stretches, massages by Terrace Tower Fitness, free tacos from Tijuana Tacos, music and much more.
WHY: 1.5 million Illinoisans suffer from lung disease. This event raises funds to support those individuals, prevent lung disease and advocate for clean air. The goal is to reach $91K and funds raised from the event will support the Lung Association’s efforts to improve lung health and prevent lung disease through lifesaving research, education and advocacy.
If you'd like to speak to Lung Association representative about the climb, please contact Janye Killelea at [email protected] or (312) 940-7624.
About the American Lung Association
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, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.