A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. --Chinese Proverb
For many of us, breathing is something that we just do and don’t have to think about, but there are others of us who struggle to take a deep breath. However, this is not a losing battle, thanks to the hard work of the American Lung Association and its supporters.
My life revolves around the outdoors and figuring out my next adventure. If it isn’t hiking or kayaking it is snowshoeing or walking along the Sound. No words can describe how full of life I feel from being outside. I have the wonderful privilege to combine two of my passions into one great event. Through the American Lung Association and Climb for Clean Air, I have committed to raising at least $3,900 by August 1st, 2018. Combining my love for the outdoors with this wonderful organization just makes sense.
Every program that the Lung Association is involved in directly impacts us without many of us realizing it. From research to education to legislation, they are there. To continue their work they need our help and here’s why:
Funding goes to learn more about how tobacco and air pollution affects our lungs. This also helps thousands of individuals with lung disease, cancer, and asthma. Although I never had serious issues with my sports-induced asthma, there are many others who struggle daily. Our knowledge on how to fight asthma, lung disease, cancer, and air pollution is an incredible gift that we should not take for granted. I pray none of us will ever need it, but that is not reality.
The American Lung Association needs our support! I am excited to be a part of Climb for Clean Air and am also excited to give you the opportunity to help me be successful in this adventure. Any contribution will be gratefully accepted; however, everyone who donates $100 or more will receive a 5x7 photo from the summit of Mt. Hood. Mind you, I’ll be in it so that right there should be incentive enough for the $100 donation!
Every donation I receive helps make a bigger impact. Please help support my efforts to save lives, donate now.
If you know of others who might be interested in donating, please share the link! Can't wait to take on this adventure together!
Burning Quads & a Fire in Our Heart
With your generous donations we have officially raised 25% of our fundraising goal of $3,900! With less than 3 months until my climb it's time to really kick it into gear! For those of you who have already donated, THANK YOU! And for those of you who would like support me in other ways, YOU ROCK!
The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activities with the ALA. A couple weeks ago I attended my first training hike up to Rattlesnake Ledge with the team. While hiking I was able to speak with some incredible individuals about how to best fundraise and train for this exciting climb. This week we had a fundraising kick-off party in Seattle with various sponsors that gave us tips raising money and training. And this weekend we have our next training hike up Little Si.
I also can't help but mention my incredible trainer Emily with Crunch Fitness Lakewood, WA. She has been absolutely incredible through this entire journey so far and the gym's support in helping me create a fundraising video was a complete blast.
Here's to burning quads and a fire in our hearts for this organization!
by Brittany Groh on Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 9:18 PM
Training Update 01/17/18
It's officially been 1.5 months since I began training to summit Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier and boy has it been a fantastic experience! Since I began training I have been in the gym or out hiking 5 days a week and constantly pushing to strengthen by body and increase my endurance (with the help of my fantastic trainer, Emily).
I've been working really hard to get in the best possible shape to summit both Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier and I would love it if you could continue to help me raise the needed $3,900 for the American Lung Association. All of us have benefited by the research and community outreach in one capacity or another. Let's work together to raise this money.
A few of you are already planning on attending the painting fundraiser, but I would love to pack the studio!
by Brittany Groh on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 10:58 PM