Lung Institute employees raise awareness about lung disease
We are proud to say that this March marked our fourth consecutive year of participating in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb and the second year of hosting a Kick Butts Day event, a national event created by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
The Fight for Air Climb is a national event in major cities throughout the country where participants raise a minimum of $100 and climb the stairs of a tall building to not only understand what it feels like to have a lung disease but also to raise donations to help those who have been diagnosed with a lung disease. Our climb was held in Tampa on March 19, 2016, at the Bank of America building, where we had to climb 42 stories, or 914 steps, to get to the top. Although it is very tiring, we are proud to announce that all 10 of our employees that climbed completed every step!
Our second event of this month was Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts Day is a national event with the goal of reaching America’s youth before they start smoking. Our event took place in Lykes Gaslight Square Park on March 16, 2016, walking distance from our office. Our company partnered with Tobacco Free Florida and the local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. During this event, we handed out quit kits, smoking cessation packets, mints and more. We also played a game where participants kicked oversized stuffed cigarette buds into a trashcan to symbolize quitting smoking. We were very pleased with the amount of people that participated in our event, the excitement about Kick Butts Day and its importance to bettering our communities.
As a company, we believe that it is important to inform people of the prevalence of lung disease in the United States. We make it a priority to get out of the office and make a difference. If you would like to be part of a team that builds this type of active culture contact us and check out current employment opportunities at RMS and the Lung Institute.