American Lung Association Presents 4th Annual Fight for Air Climb in Houston
Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia will be Honorary Chair
HOUSTON - The American Lung Association, Plains-Gulf Region is proud to announce that the Honorary Chair of the 2013 Fight for Air Climb in Houston will be Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. The event, now in its fourth year, will take place at First City Tower on April 6, 2013. Beginning at 8 a.m., hundreds of Texans will climb 48 floors to the top of the tower in order to raise awareness about lung disease such as asthma, lung cancer and emphysema.
Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing 400,000 Americans every year. Proceeds from the event will benefit American Lung Association’s programs, research and advocacy efforts.
Sheriff Garcia and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HSCO) employees participated in the past two Fight for Air Climbs in Houston, and their team, HCSO Priority Ones, was the largest team in 2011 with 26 members raising more than $6,000.
“The HCSO values the importance of life and as Honorary Chair I am proud to support a cause that values improving the quality of life for those who are battling lung diseases,” said Sheriff Adrian Garcia. “Together we can all fight for air for those who desperately need it.”
Sheriff Garcia has served as Harris County Sheriff since 2009, managing the largest sheriff’s office in Texas. Sheriff Garcia spent 24 years with the Houston Police Department and served six years as a Houston City Councilman.
To learn more about the 4th Annual Fight for air Climb in Houston, go to www.fightforairclimb.org or call Jamie Roll at 713-629-5864.
About the American Lung Association: Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lungusa.org.