Greetings! I hope that each of you are doing well and are enjoying your 2014 year.
It can be difficult to approach friends and family for donations right now, so I’ve tried to come up with a modest request towards my fundraising efforts for the Fight For Air Climb.
All I ask is that if you have $5 to give, it will go towards lung health advocacy, research, and education. Everyone has been touched by lung disease, whether you or a loved one suffers from Asthma, COPD or Lung Cancer; we all know someone who has been affected. This past fall I was diagnosed with Asthma, so this year, this event takes on a new meaning for me!
In past years I have been honored to have the MSU Alumni Associate help me raise funds for this event and they have graciously provided a few unique opportunities to meet with Sparty and create some fun videos. If you have some time, feel free to watch the videos through the links at the bottom of this email. Sparty is a rather funny fellow! This year, as in years past, I will be completing the 70 story stair climb in full fire fighter gear, complete with my helmet and air pack on my back. That’s almost 100 pounds of extra gear. No doubt, this is a difficult challenge!
Your money not only fights lung disease but it will aid in the fight for clean air – something we need! Over the past few years the American Lung Association has helped fund successful campaigns to eliminate indoor smoking at restaurants as well as a generated a lot of essential research and support for those with chronic breathing problems.
Some of you have supported me with large dollar amounts in previous years, please consider continuing your efforts in support of this journey. Every $5 donation will make a difference, so if you’d like to donate please do so by visiting my personal fundraising page.
Follow this link to make a secure donation to the ALA Climb Detroit event: