MIAMI, FL | February 23, 2022
Today, the American Lung Association in Florida is recognizing several local organizations that are investing in lung health and supporting the COVID-19 Action Initiative by sponsoring the Fight For Air Climb.
The Fight for Air Climb will take place on March 5th at loanDepot park - Home of the Miami Marlins. The Lung Association celebrates 18 years of this community event. Participants including first responders, firefighters and community members of all ages will climb over 1,700 steps. Funds from the Fight For Air Climb will support lifesaving lung health research, education and advocacy.
“Fighting to end lung disease must be a collaborative effort,” said Hernan Millan, Vice President of Business Banking Relationship Manager at Amerant. “It is humbling to see all of these local businesses come together to support our mission of ending lung disease, help us fund educational programs to assist people with lung disease and advocate for clean air for all.”
Fight For Air Climb supporters include:
- Presenting sponsor: Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403
- COPD Community Champion: Catherine Yardley Comprehensive Pulmonary Center at Holy Cross Health
- Health and Wellness Partner: Memorial Cancer Institute
- Jumbotron Sponsor: Florida Power & Light (FPL)
- Local sponsors:
Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
Registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $35 and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Miami. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event.
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.
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