Let’s make sure everyone can benefit from healthy lungs.
As you know, I made the summit of Mt Rainier last year, returning after my failed attempt in 2017. The experience of climbing through the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air program ignited a passion in me to continue climbing and continue helping to raise money for an incredible program doing what I love. This year I am going to climb Mt Baker in the North Cascades of Washington State. I chose this one because it is one I haven’t had the opportunity to climb yet, and it is another active volcano in Washington. It isn’t as tall or flashy as Rainier, but it will require a lot of preparation, skill, and dedication.
Chances are you know someone who has faced the challenges of asthma, COPD, or lung cancer. My father had suffered from lung related issues and had passed due to complications from a pulmonary embolism. My wife suffers from lung related issues as well, and she is an inspiration for me to keep fighting for what I want, so I am climbing for them.
By donating on my behalf, you will be helping the American Lung Association provide community-based education programs, fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research. With your help, we will fight against lung disease and for lung health. We will be making a positive difference for all of the parents who have a child with asthma, the people who struggle daily with COPD and the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends who get diagnosed with lung cancer.
Every donation I receive helps make a bigger impact.
Please help support my efforts to save lives - donate now.
Together we can fight lung disease successfully!
Lets get this started!
My fundraising season has begun! For all my friends who have donated in the past - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
And please consider another donation this coming year. It is for a really great cause and they can definitely use your help. The American Lung Association is rated 'A' with Charity Watch, and 83% of their funding goes directly to their programs.
So lets get going and climb some mountains!
by Paul Kuralt on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 5:28 PM