Fight for Air Climb
This Saturday (November 13, 2010), I will be completing the Fight for Air Climb in order to raise funds for the American Lung Association. I'm excited and thankful that I was able to rally a team and I'm now the captain for team, "Breathe Right."
As for me personally...
I am doing so because I am able. I can breathe freely, and I climb for those who are not as lucky.
I haven't fought lung disease, but I DO know the importance of our lungs. As some of you may know, I’ve lost nearly 160 pounds over the past 1 1/2 years and I’m still fighting to lose 40 more in order to reach my goal. I used to fight for air just by walking to my car at lunch or climbing the stairs at home. For me, I had a battle to breathe because of my own poor choices but there are some who battle to breathe with no choice.
This event will be a milestone on my journey to remember where I've come from compared to where I am TODAY! When I started my journey, I had a love/hate relationship with a machine called the "Stair Master." I literally had to "Fight for Air" just to make it through 5 minutes. Saturday, I'll "Fight for Air" as I push for 34 STORIES worth of stairs. This is going to be exciting folks!
So far I’ve done an official 1 mile race and a 5k race, but this will add a certain "twist" that your more traditional races don't offer. For me, this will be another celebration that I will never forget on my journey to losing 200 pounds and why not shoot for a personal accomplishment that will help other people?
Every dollar I raise helps the American Lung Association work towards the prevention, control and cure of lung diseases, such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, influenza and pneumonia.
If you are interested in sponsoring me OR my team, please click here.