Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Press Releases
March 8 2012
Lt. Governor Kinder promotes American Lung Association at the St. Louis Fight for Air Climb
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder will participate Saturday (March 10) in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb: Master the Met at the St. Louis Metropolitan Square Building.
Participants will climb 42 floors to the top of the building in downtown St. Louis. Last year about 1,500 people took part and raised more than $265,000 for the American Lung Association. The goal for this year's climb is $350,000.
This is the fourth consecutive year Lt. Governor Kinder has participated in the event.
"This a great event that combines a fun challenge with support for a great association that benefits everyone," Kinder said. "I look forward to participating again this year."
According to its website, the American Lung Association is the foremost defender of clean air and strives to mitigate the ill effects of poor air quality to protect those with asthma, emphysema, lung cancer and other chronic lung diseases. The Fight for Air Climb raises money and awareness to support education, research and advocacy programs regarding issues such as improving air quality, eliminating lung disease and keeping kids tobacco free.