Fight For Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraisers. These unique events are hosted annually in prominent skyscrapers across the nation and challenge participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of stairs. The funds raised support research, education and patient programs to help the millions of Americans impacted by asthma, COPD, air pollution, lung cancer and other lung diseases.
This past Saturday, March 10th, was Chicago’s turn. Held at The Presidential Towers, Epstein’s Vice President and Project Manager, Laura Rebbe, climbed two of the four residential towers, for a total of 90 floors!
“It was inspiring to see individuals, teams of coworkers and families at this event,” she said, adding, “As we were leaving, groups of firefighters in full gear were heading in to start their climbs!”
Partially due to the generosity of Epstein employees, Laura was able to raise more than $1,200 and was a Top Fundraiser for the event. Way to go, Laura!
According to the organization, Chicago had more than 1,700 climbers and raised more than $530,000.
Over the past several years, Fight For Air Climbs have raised more than $53 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association, which is to “save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.”