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Fight for Air Climb to be held at Principal Park on May 15


The American Lung Association in Iowa recently announced that it will host an outdoor version of its Fight for Air Climb, presented by EMC Insurance Cos., on May 15. This year marks the 18th annual event and the first time the climb — normally held in the stairwells of four downtown Des Moines high-rise buildings — will be held instead at Principal Park for the safety of all. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event. “Without missing a beat, we are headed outdoors, onward and upward for our legacy Fight for Air Climb event,” said Micki Sandquist, the association’s executive director. Money raised at the Fight for Air Climb will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiativ, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. Registration for the Fight for Air Climb is $35, and requires a fundraising minimum of $100. Register today, as space is limited in person. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/DesMoines.

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