The American Lung Association is on POINT Columbus
As you might have noticed on our Tuesday post, we have a new charity on POINT!
We are pleased to welcome the American Lung Association to the POINT family; the ALA is awesome, and we are excited that you all have the opportunity to get involved! The American Lung Association supports a variety of great causes. Not only do they advocate for lung health through exercise, and programs to help people quit smoking, but they also fight for clean air. We’re thinking that’s something we can all get behind.
Did you know that asthma affects nearly 10% of the Ohio population? And nearly 6% of people in Franklin County are affected by chronic obstructed pulmonary disease (COPD). The American Lung Association contributes to research, advocacy, and education efforts to rid the US and the world of lung diseases. Thank you, ALA, for all you do.
How to get involved:
You can get involved this Saturday at the Fight for Air Climb in Columbus, either as a volunteer or as a participant. Hannah Voss, from the American Lung Association, says “Fight For Air Climbs are stair climbs held in prominent skyscrapers around the country. Climbers join friends, family, co-workers or even fly solo, climbing the stairs of the building to the top! Over the last several years, our Fight For Air Climbs have raised more than $53 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.”
The climb in Columbus will be held in the Rhodes Tower – the tallest building in central Ohio. Voss says that “Each year we have a variety of participants – from family and friends, to corporate groups, and (my personal favorite) first responders that climb in full gear! We’ve even had double-lung transplant patients participate!”
Online registration has closed, but there will be walkup registration onsite.
YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON THEIRWEBSITE.
Curious about where all the fundraised money goes? “We expect to raise over $100,000 which will in part be used to fund local programs such as asthma training in schools, support groups for those affected by lung disease, and more,” says Voss.