Climbing to Save Lives: Orlando Community Raises $85K at 17th Annual Fight For Air Climb

This morning, during the American Lung Association’s 17th annual Fight For Air Climb Orlando, more than 250 lung health advocates from across Central Florida climbed 25 floors and 512 steps to the top of City National Bank Tower. The event raised $85,000 to support the Lung Association’s lifesaving research, programming and advocacy for the more than 2.7 million people in Florida living with lung disease. Eddie Fisher Wealth Strategies of Raymond James served as presenting sponsor of the event.

“For the past seventeen years, the Orlando community has united to climb for our loved ones and neighbors who are impacted by lung disease. They struggle every day for the breath that many of us take for granted,” said Chrissy Cohen, executive director at the American Lung Association in Florida. “Thank you to our participants, firefighters and first responders, volunteers and sponsors who came out today to raise $85,000 to save lives. Every step we’ve taken today gets us closer to a future free of lung cancer and lung disease.”

Funds raised from the Fight For Air Climb support the mission of the American Lung Association and its efforts to defeat lung cancer, champion clean air, improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families and create a tobacco-free future.  

Thank you to Eddie Fisher Wealth Strategies of Raymond James for serving as the Presenting Sponsor for the Fight For Air Climb Orlando. Thank you to our local sponsors, including Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Frank Gay Services, City National Bank, Advent Health and Downtown Orlando. Thank you to our National Corporate Team Partners, Kindred Hospitals and Raymond James.

The American Lung Association has continued admiration for all our local firefighters and emergency responders and is thankful for their continued support of the Fight For Air Climb.

For more information about the event and to support the American Lung Association mission to save lives, visit  

Raymond James & Associates, Inc., is a member of the New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the opinions or services of The American Lung Association.

For more information, contact:

Victoria O'Neill
(312) 273-5890
[email protected]

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