Did you know that lung disease is the third leading cause of death in America? And globally, lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death, yet is the most underfunded.
To help raise awareness about lung disease, Cisco sponsored the American Lung Association of Washington’s annual “Fight for Air Climb” fundraiser on October 23. The climb, which was held in Bellevue, Washington, is the largest stair climb in the U.S. (3,242 stairs up and down the Bellevue Towers, to be exact!).
But it wasn’t just Cisco who was involved: We invited Microsoft to join in a little healthy fundraising competition. Together, we helped to raise over $95,000 for the cause.We had the opportunity to chat with Beth McRae, Cisco’s Director of Business Development, and with members of the American Lung Association of Washington to learn more about the event and how taking part in a community-focused activity can help to strengthen our relationships with our business partners while also giving back to our communities.
Interested in getting involved? Visit the American Lung Association to learn more about what you can do to support this worthy cause.