FAME Employees gather at the AON Building in Downtown Los Angeles for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb
FAME Employees exercise prior to climbing the 63 Flights of Stairs at the AON Building.
FAME Employees stand in victory as they look out over the City of Los Angeles from the breathtaking views of the AON Building, one of Los Angeles's largest skyscrapers.
HEALTH AND FAITH
"I am God's workmanship and a new person in Jesus Christ so that I can do the good things He planned for me long ago." Â Ephesians 2:10
FAME employees partner with the American Lung Association during the Fight for Air Climb at the Los Angeles Aon Center
Early in the morning of April 24, 2010 a large delegation of FAME Employees, partnered with the American Lung Association in support of the Fight for Air Climb at the Los Angeles AON Center, a 63-floor skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles.
"The Fight for Air Climb brought together thousands of residents of the Southern California community to fight lung disease and air pollution. Every step that we take toward improving air quality gets us closer to a world free from lung cancer, asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease," said First Lady Denise Hunter, President and Chief Operating Officer of FAME Corporations.
Californians breathe some of the worst air in the nation, with 90 percent of us living in areas with unhealthy air. High levels of air pollution bring an increased risk for lung health problems, including aggravating asthma and COPD, and making us more susceptible to respiratory infections.
The average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute - over 20,000 breaths a day. Your respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat, windpipe (trachea) and lungs, brings air into the body when you breathe. In the lungs, the oxygen from each breath is transferred to the bloodstream and sent to all the body's cells as life-sustaining fuel. Â Keeping your lungs healthy is an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle.
"Think you can't do it? Â Think again! Most people who can walk 3 miles can climb 63 flights of stairs in less than 30 minutes," said , Director of Health Services at FAME Corporations.
FAME Employee said of the climb "It was so much fun and to know that we raised so much money to help the American Lung Association was inspiring.
The FAME Employees raised over $10,700 dollars to help the fight lung disease. The funds raised went directly to research programs under the leadership of the American Lung Association.
"Air pollution poses a serious threat to our nation's health. Â At the American Lung Association, we work to ensure that the air you breathe is clean and safe. Â Learn more about how polluted air can make you sick and how we are fighting to keep our air and nation healthy" said Charles Dean Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Lung Association.
"With each new initiative FAME continues our year around efforts to improve the health of our community, including our recently launched "Let's Move L.A." which is a supportive arm of First Lady Michelle Obama's nationwide campaign to fight childhood obesity and raise healthier children across America " said Pastor John J. Hunter, Senior Pastor of FAME Church.
Let's Move LA focuses on four key factors that can change health outcomes for our children. The goal is simple but bold - to cure the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
For more information about the _"Let's Move L.A." _and other FAME health initiatives, please contact us at 323-730-7745 or visit www.letsmovela.org
To Learn more about the American Lung Association please visit: www.lungusa.org. Visit www.famecorps.org to see more photos of the Fight For Air Climb at the Los Angeles AON Center.