Friday, May 20, 2011

Thanks from the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association thanks all the firefighters and AFD personnel who participated in the "Victory Climb" of Frost Tower last Saturday, May 15. Because of you, our event was an overwhelming success, with more than 500 climbers and close to $140,000 raised to help fight lung cancer, asthma, and other lung disease. It was truly impressive to see so many firefighters climb the tower in full gear and we received many compliments from participants who were amazed at the level of community support from the AFD. We really value our partnership with AFD and it just gets better every year - here's to the 2012 Tower Climb!

A special thank you to Scott Bartell, AFD 1; Gabe Thompson, AFD 18; Harold Mican, AFD 15; and Jim Keys, Oak Hill - for taking time from their busy jobs to help us get out the word and recruit more than 50 firefighters for this event!

Congratulations to the following prizewinners: Fastest Firefighters: ANDY LEE, OAK HILL and ROGER DAVIS, AFD 1 Fastest Firefighter Teams: OAK HILL and AFD 1 (AFD/Velocity) Firefighter Animal: JIM KEYS, OAK HILL (for climbing the Tower TWICE) Top firefighter fundraiser: JOHN SEEL...$815 to date! Top firefighter fundraising team: AFD 18.

To view your individual CLIMB TIMES go to: http://www.cadencesportsonline.com/results.cfm
View PHOTOS at: http://backprint.com/view_event.asp?PID=bp%1F%7B%40u&EVENTID=85071