AprilAire employees and their families participated for the second consecutive year in the American Lung Association’s annual Wisconsin Fight For Air Climb. AprilAire is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Wisconsin Fight For Air Climb.
Wisconsin Fight For Air Climb Adds Virtual Option, New Venue
Because of COVID-19, this year’s climb had an in-person and virtual option, and a switch in venue to American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Charity, Competition, and Core Values
Community, competition, and AprilAire core values like “Being a Good Neighbor” were some of the reasons people climbed.
“I am excited to give back to our community and support our Good Neighbor Core Value,” said Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jimmy Pendley. “I am looking forward to helping make a difference in the lives of those struggling with lung disease.”
Climbing for a Great Cause
The mission and research of the American Lung Association was another draw for participants.
“I have been very blessed to have a healthy family, but I know so many friends who struggle with asthma and having healthy, clean air is a big part of controlling this condition,” said Vice President of Human Resources, Jennifer Pagels.
While some climbers knew someone personally affected with lung disease, others, like Director of Procurement, Brad Moore, were hoping to raise support and awareness for “kids battling asthma who find themselves unexpectedly on the sidelines catching their breath from time to time through no fault of their own.”
This year’s course, as in year’s past simulated the daily struggle people living with respiratory diseases face.
Many racers got off to a quick start as they serpentined the aisles and stairs of American Family Field, but through the last stretch climbers slowed their gait, nursed their sore muscles, and fought to catch their breath.
Looking Forward to the 2022 climb
Although some AprilAire employees opted for the virtual climb, Senior Recruiter Claudine Baccheschi is optimistically looking forward to being in-person for the 2022 Wisconsin Fight For Air Climb.
“I am hoping that next year things could be a little different and I can climb with my department and coworkers.”