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The American Lung Association’s annual Fight For Air Climb is focusing on outdoor climbing in cities across the country. With respiratory issues at the forefront of the world’s health concerns, this fundraising effort is more important than ever.
What’s different this year?
All events will be held outdoors to help with COVID-19 safety precautions. Registrations are limited and masks and social distancing are required throughout the event. The Lung Association has secured awesome outdoor venues around the country, including iconic stadiums like American Family Field in Milwaukee. AprilAire is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Fight For Air Climb and has a team of employees and family members climbing on May 22. Please join us! Hurry—space is limited.
There’s even a virtual option if you can’t make it to the climb in person. With the Climb Your Way option, you can do your own thing, like running, walking, jump roping, etc.—and still help the cause! There are online tools, challenges, and opportunities for connecting with others leading up to the event.
What hasn’t changed?
While it may look a little different, everything people have come to love about the Fight For Air Climb will be the same, like the challenge and the camaraderie. And, the way you climb is still up to you. Climb, run, or walk as fast or as slow as you need to.
Whether you participate in person or online, you can earn your Climb T-shirt and Event Finisher Medal when you reach the $150 fundraising goal for in-person climbers and the $100 fundraising goal for virtual climbers. There are also additional incentives if you raise more than $175.
Why should we keep up the fight?
Lung health is critical to living a long, fulfilling life. Yet sometimes we take it for granted and don’t think of how our everyday choices and the world around us might affect our health long-term. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to prioritize the health of your lungs. The event raises money for life-saving research, to end lung disease and COVID-19. The Climb also raises funds for critical local programming like educational programs to help local children better manage their asthma and free programs to help residents quit smoking.
According to the American Lung Association, these are some of the other ways to keep your lungs working hard for you:
- Don’t smoke
- Avoid indoor air pollutants
- Minimize exposure to outdoor air pollution
- Prevent infection
- Get regular check-ups
Get started on your Healthy Air journey today, and join the Fight For Air Climb in your area. Now is the time to support the fight for healthy lungs and clean air for all – register for the American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb today at FightForAirClimb.org/Milwaukee!