The morning of April 6, a team of Lung Health Institute employees and their friends climbed 914 stairs (42 floors) in honor of patients who live with chronic lung disease every day. This year marks the 14th annual Fight for Air Climb in Tampa.
Why the Fight for Air Climb?
At Lung Health Institute, we understand the gravity of lung disease and want to do everything we can to help those who are affected by it.
Each member of the team who participated in the Fight for Air Climb raised money for the American Lung Association’s research, education and advocacy. The team raised $1,500 and beat their fundraising goal by 50%. Overall, ALA beat their fundraising goal too by raising more than $234,000 in total.
“I thought fundraising would be more time consuming. It made me realize that chronic lung conditions touch so many people’s lives,” said Stephanie, a patient coordinator trainer. “I definitely want to do it next year to raise more money and more awareness.”
It’s estimated that more than 35 million Americans have a chronic lung condition, and the conditions affect their friends and loved ones. When our team made the climb, it helped open their eyes to just what our patients struggle with every day: shortness of breath, pausing an activity and waiting to recover.
We Help Patients With Chronic Lung Disease
Since our creation, our priority at Lung Health Institute is to help people who live with chronic lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). We provide treatments to help them have a better quality of life. Our cellular therapy and wellness plans support a healthy lifestyle.
If you or a loved one would like more information about the treatment plans offered at Lung Health Institute, contact one of our patient coordinators today.