When fitness meets a worthy cause, we are only too eager to get involved. This year, Push Pedal Pull is a very proud sponsor of the 2013 Fight For Air Climb in three U.S. cities! The first climb is hosted in Oklahoma City, OK on February 23rd in the very tall Cotter Ranch Tower, a signature landmark in the central business district. The second climb is hosted in Tulsa, OK on April 6th in the Bok Tower. The third climb is on April 7th in downtown Des Moines, IA. These lucky folks get the opportunity to climb 3 very tall buildings. All events benefit the American Lung Association.
The Fight for Air is a vertical race in which participants will climb 34-100 floors. Teams and individuals can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, as a way to honor someone who has passed from lung disease or as a chance to make new friends.
Lung disease is rampant and affects over 370,000 Americans each year. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. An estimated 7.1 million children under 18 years suffer from asthma, making it one of the most common chronic childhood disorders.
The American Lung Association does very important work. In addition to research around lung disease, the American Lung Association advocates for cleaner air, whether through eliminating air pollution or smoking. The ALA was instrumental in The Clean Air Act, which banned smoking on airplanes and gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over the promotion, sale and manufacturing of tobacco products. The American Lung Association leads many national awareness campaigns around lung health, including the annual “Faces of Influenza,” which spreads information about the flu.
We are excited to be involved with this year’s race and show our support for the men and women suffering from lung diseases. Interested in learning more? Find a race in your area, make a donation to the American Lung Association or learn the warning signs of lung disease.