The official blog of the Lung Institute.
This past weekend, the Lung Institute participated as a proud sponsor of the Fight for Air Stair Climb, an event hosted by the American Lung Association in support of lung disease research, education and prevention. The stair climb happens in tall buildings in different cities across the United States. Often, firefighters and law enforcement participate in the climb wearing their full gear to show support for the cause.
This is the second consecutive year that the Lung Institute team has participated in the event. As a team, we agree that this challenge definitely put our lungs to the test! We ran up 42 floors in the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa and look forward to participating in the event again next year.
Why Do We Climb?
We climbed for all of the people across the nation suffering from the debilitating symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease, and most importantly we climbed for our patients at the Lung Institute.