Let’s make sure everyone can benefit from healthy lungs and clean air!
Clean air as a Pacific Northwest resident seems like an overlooked priveldge by most of us who live here. In early January as I flew into Los Angeles with my two nephews under 3 years old to meet my other two nephew and niece under 10 years old, I felt heartbroken to see the devastating qulaity of air we have created for our world and the future for our children.
I've decided to climb and raise money to support clean air and lung disease for 3 key reasons:
1. We must do better for ALL our communities! People in poor neighborhoods predominantly communties of color/native americans breathe much more hazerdous air. We must address and stop sacrafic zones, where communities of color are subject to live in areas that have the highest pollution levels in the air and water. Let's work to bring more awareness and advocate to fight for laws that support cleaner air for all and care for the health of all lives.
2. As a prior smoker, I know the importance of smoking education/prevention and supporting those with the addiction. Let's help create and promote healthier lives to encourage us all to treat our bodies like a temple and as sacred.
3. To reaching great heights! Climb for good! I am a big advocate of setting goals and conquering fears, and a big bonus when doing it to support a cause! Climbing in the dark on snow and ice up the side of a 14,000 foot mountain sounds pretty scary and wild to me- but over the years, I've learned that I feel best when I get uncomfortable, reach for and accomplish big challenges! Well, I started 2018 on New Year's day driving to 14,000 feet in Colorado Springs on Pikes Peak and now I plan to get there again- only this time I'm gonna climb! One step in front of the other till I reach the top!
Will you stand by me and join as my supporter?!!
By making a donation 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 effortst to save lives, donate now.
Together we can promote healthy air for ALL, fight lung disease, and challenge us all to get unconformatable and strive for great heights!