Denver Woman Raises $30,000 (and counting) to End Lung Disease

Galvanizes deaf/hard of hearing community to join in her life mission
Over the course of seven years Stephanie Grover has remained laser focused on her goal: to raise awareness and funding for lifesaving research to treat and end lung disease. Why?

“My father, Lawrence Steven Grover, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer on April 4th, 1997. Since the cancer was found at a later stage, he died just five weeks later on May 13th, 1997. Since then, I have always wanted to raise awareness and honor his legacy by staying active and promote non-profit organizations missions, and the American Lung Association naturally aligns with my life mission,” said Grover.

That’s why she’s recruited hundreds of individuals from her network of friends, family, athletes and individuals from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to fundraise and take part in the Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb over the years. It’s not just to honor her father. Grover, who was born Deaf, also suffers from exercise induced asthma (EIA), however, neither a disability nor a disease hinders her efforts.

“My passion runs deep with this organization. I have EIA but nothing ever stops me from doing things. Nothing will ever stop me from raising money and awareness in honor of my father,” she said.

Her team last year included 50 people and she intends to grow her team every year. They will join hundreds of other Colorado residents and people from across the country to race up 1,200 stairs of iconic Coors Field to raise awareness and money to end lung disease. More information is available at

She is available for interviews about the climb, and you can contact James Martinez at [email protected] or (312) 445-2501 for requests.

For more information about the Denver Climb, and to register, visit
For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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