The American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb was held this past Saturday, March 18th in Milwaukee, WI. This fundraising event encourages participants to race to the top of some of the country’s tallest skyscrapers to support research, education, and patient programs to help the millions of Americans impacted by asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and lung disease.
Team members from J3 Engineering Group and their families participated in the climb again this year, making this our third consecutive climb. Each member of the group climbed a total of 47 floors, 1,034 steps, raising over $900 for lung research in the process. Our congratulations go out to everyone on their successful climb!
For more information on the Fight for Air Climb, Milwaukee visit: http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=14964&pg=entry
It was another successful year for J3 Engineering Group at the Milwaukee Fight for Air Climb this past Saturday, where thousands gathered to climb 1,034 steps, 47 floors of the Downtown Milwaukee U.S. Bank Building. We had a great turnout with even more participants joining our team this year. Two members participated in the Chicago Fight for Air Climb a few weeks before. The youngest climber of the event, at age five, was on our team. There was some friendly competition between her and one of our team members in who will get to the top first. The five year old won by about a minute.
This was J3 Engineering Group’s second year doing the climb and almost everyone beat their time from last year with 10 minutes and 5 seconds as the fastest time on our team. The team raised $1,100 towards the American Lung Association with the help of friends, family, and coworkers of J3.
This past Sunday, March 6, J3 Engineering Group’s Northbrook team successfully completed the Fight for Air Climb in Chicago. Some participants of the event climbed all levels of the Presidential Towers, which has 180 floors and a total of 2,340 steps. The J3 team chose to do one tower and climbed 585 steps, a total of 45 floors. Our fastest time was 7 minutes to complete the climb. Over $600 was raised for the American Lung Association. Great job to Northbrook in their first year of climbing!
In about a week, our Mequon team will be climbing in the Milwaukee Fight for Air Climb on March 19. This is the second year participating in the Milwaukee Fight for Air Climb. We are looking forward to exceeding our goal of raising $1,000 and another competitive match among team members to see who will get to the top first.
This year, both our Northbrook and Mequon offices will be participating in the Fight for Air Climb. This Sunday, March 6, our Northbrook team will be climbing the Presidential Towers in Chicago. They will be climbing one tower for a total of 585 steps, 45 floors. Our Northbrook team needs your help. Each person needs to raise $100 to climb. If you want to make a donation to an individual follow this link and click on a name: donate to our Northbrook team here.
Our Mequon team is climbing Saturday, March 19 at the U.S. Bank building in Milwaukee. We will be climbing 1,034 steps, 47 floors. Mequon has reached 68% of our goal. If you wish to donate to our Mequon candidates you can donate to our Mequon team here and select an individual name. All proceeds go to the American Lung Association in the fight against lung disease.
Thanks to our employees who participated in the Fight for Air Climb this year and those who donated. We exceeded our goal and everyone made it to the top of the U.S. Bank building-all 47 floors. The fastest time for our team was 10 minutes and 18 seconds! All ages participated (the youngest climber of the event was on our team) including firefighters and police departments wearing full gear. You can view results of the climb here.