Hello Spartans!

If you have been reading this blog for very long, then you know that one of the things we love to promote is how much difference it can make to do something nice for another person. The past two years, I (Dave Isbell) have invited my friend Jeremy to the stadium to practice for a stair climbing event that raises money to help cure lung disease. Jeremy is one of the firefighters/EMT’s that would be at MSU’s stadium if we ever needed help. He is also a personal trainer, gym owner, and a heck of a great guy. I invited him to guest here again, as a way to promote this great event.

Please consider supporting him as he works toward raising money for this cause, even if it is just a few dollars. Spartans Helping Spartans. Go Green!

Here is what Jeremy had to say:

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:
If you would like to register to join me in the fight for clean air, please let me know!
MSU Alumni Association and Sparty Videos 2012:
Post event report (from past years)- How it feels:
Please feel free to forward this post or share any of the above links to Facebook or other social media outlets to help generate donations.
Thank you,
Jeremy Hagerman Motiv8 Fitness and Training St Johns, MI

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