For the last four years, Scott Anderson, a Structural Designer in our Philadelphia office, has participated in the Fight for Air Climb hosted by the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Lung Association (ALA). More than 35 million Americans suffer from lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which makes it more difficult for them to breathe. The Fight for Air Climb strives to make a positive impact for those suffering from lung diseases by using money raised to help fund life-saving lung health research, patient education, and public policy efforts.
During the event, which has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020, each participant is challenged to climb up 50 floors (1,088 stairs) at Three Logan Square. Participants can choose to compete against the clock or move at their own pace. Historically, Scott’s team has been the largest to compete in the event, with 119 climbers and counting.
“I like to compete and race against the clock to achieve a top time,” said Scott. “This is a fun event for a good cause that I joined a couple of years ago and intend to continue attending as long as I can climb stairs.”
Funds donated through McCormick Taylor's Charity Committee go towards education, research, and advocacy to help the ALA reach its goals to defeat lung cancer, create a tobacco-free future, champion clean air for all, and improve the quality of life for those living with lung disease.
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