Hello there! Welcome to my personal fundraising page for Climb for Clean Air with the American Lung Association.
If you are unfamiliar with me or I haven't opened up about this program that is so near to my heart, let me tell you why I am climb.
This is the third season I have joined forces with the Climb for Clean Air program. Each year I find the mission is closer to my heart than the year before. As a critical care nurse who worked through a global pandemic, I climb for my patients that need the research funded by the American Lung Association that helped develop the COVID-19 vaccine. I climb because there is still more work to be done in the treatment and management of chronic lung disease. As a niece, I climb for the memory of my uncle, Dr. Robert Sandoval, who lived with asthma and then succumbed to lung cancer far too young. As an outdoor enthusiast, I climb to fight against air pollution and to keep those beautiful skies in the Alpine blue. That crisp air is something I treasure and want to ensure that Clean Air Act continues to keep each breath I take is not increasing my risk of developing lung disease.
I climb to support the American Lung Association's mission to provide lifesaving treatments and dramatically improve the quality of life for more than 36 million Americans diagnosed with lung disease by helping to fund groundbreaking research, advocacy and critical education.
I climb to support people living with lung disease and are fighting for every breath. That sounds a bit dramatic, but you can trust me I am a nurse.
Are you trying to quit smoking? Maybe donate the cost of that next pack of cigarettes. Or, can spare $19 for their work in preventing future respiratory viruses like COVID-19. $37 for the 37 million Americans living with lung disease. How about $53 for 53 years of the Clean Air Act? Can't donate? Please share my story and my fundraiser with others.
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Thanks for stopping by!
20 miles of sand
Yesterday I participated on the Siuslaw Dunes 20 mile race and ran pretty close to 20 miles over beautiful sandy dunes set between the coast mountains and the Pacific ocean. It was a day of highs and lows, but in the end I will confirm it was type 2 fun. I must credit my lack of injury to the glacier and snow travel skills I've learned with
Climb for Clean Air and the various guides who have helped me reach those mountain peaks. As I ran I provided some updates throughout the course and received a some donations along the way. I want to thank those who supported the American Lung Association by matching my miles with dollars. It all adds up and it all goes to a good cause very close to my heart. Thank you again for getting me 1% closer to that fundraising goal.
by Vanessa Sandoval on Sun, Mar 12, 2023 @ 10:16 AM