Thursday, May 5, 2011

American Lung Association's "Fight for Air": One Week Left

**AUSTIN AREA FIREFIGHTERS**

The ALA is proud of our ongoing partnership with the AFD and other Austin area Fire Departments. We dedicate this year's event as a “VICTORY CLIMB” in honor of the brave firefighters who gave all to rescue others at the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

WHO: American Lung Association

WHAT: "Fight for Air" VICTORY CLIMB

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8:00 am – Noon (Opening Ceremony at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Frost Bank Tower Building, 401 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

REGISTER: http://austinclimb.org/

Type in the following code to waive the $25 registration fee:

Austin FD = AFD1

CONTACT: Cat Nawawi (cnawawi@breathehealthy.org) 512-689-2349
Sara Wilson (swilson@breathehealthy.org) 512-467-6753 x234

Firefighters are disproportionately affected by all types of lung disease. In the line of duty, firefighters may experience exposure to gases, chemicals and other substances. This exposure can lead to increased incidence of lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other lung diseases. Funds raised from the Climb support the ALA with lung disease education, advocacy and research programs.