This morning, almost 1,300 people in Colorado raised $130,000 in the American Lung Association in Colorado’s Run the Rocks 5k/10k and Family Fun Run, sponsored by the Smith Family Trust, at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Individuals, families, groups of friends and corporate teams across the state came together for the 15th annual event to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease.
At Run the Rocks, participants ran or walked the beautiful hills and climbed the stairs at the iconic venue to a finish on the plaza. There was also a shorter, family fun run option available.
“We appreciate everyone in our community who supported this event to help eliminate lung disease,” said Ellen Penrod, executive director of the Lung Association. “With all the funds raised, we can continue to advocate for clean air and provide the lung health education and resources for people who need it here in Colorado.”
Funds raised from Run the Rocks will support the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics.
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, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.