After losing her father to small cell lung cancer at a young age, Dr. Misty Dawn Shields has dedicated her life to curing lung cancer. That’s why she’ll be among the new climbers ascending on Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis for the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb on March 11, 2023. Dr. Shields is a medical oncologist who specializes in lung cancer with the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine and IU Health Physicians and she’s looking forward to her first climb. “I am excited to see an enjoyable event of celebration, community, and advocacy, with a little friendly competition being held at Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in Indianapolis,” said Shields. Social media has been helpful to spread the word about the event and her fundraising efforts. “Recently, I helped contribute to a community outreach on social media to raise awareness for lung cancer screening,” said Shields. “Early screening for lung cancer saves lives! I’m excited about the number of lives we can save with the American Lung Association’s ‘Saved by the Scan’ campaign on Lung.org.” She is training so she will be ready for the big day. “I use my Peloton for high impact cycling for endurance training and to my local gym for strength training,” said Shields. This is the 15th anniversary for the Fight For Air Climb Indianapolis which kicks off at 7 a.m. on March 11 at Salesforce Tower. Dr. Misty Dawn Shields is available for interviews, and you can contact Janye Killelea at [email protected] or (312) 940-7624 for requests. For more information on the climb, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Indianapolis. You can find b-roll of previous indoor climbs HERE.
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, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.