This September, we aim to raise as much as we can for the American Lung Association. Every five minutes a woman in the US is told she has lung cancer and more than 35 million Americans are currently living with chronic lung disease. The Association not only provides support for the victims of disease but also funds groundbreaking research to get rid of lung cancer, for good.
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, so this foundation is a natural fit for us. Having sponsored them previously, we wanted to take it one step further. Literally. Both our Oslo headquarters and Chicago office are teaming up to raise money for a cause very dear to our hearts. The challenge? Two walks—one in Illinois and one near our Oslo HQ.
Illinois LUNGFORCE Walk
The American Lung Association’s annual Lung Force Walk in Libertyville, Illinois raises awareness and funds for research into lung disease. This incredibly valuable research benefits people worldwide aiming to make lung cancer a thing of the past. Airthings has sent a team comprised of colleagues from both our US offices and headquarters in Norway to tackle the walk, generate cancer awareness and raise money for this special cause.
Oslo Kolsaåstoppen hike
Additionally, our Oslo headquarters are participating in a hike up the famous Kolsaåstoppen in Norway. The 7.4km hike offers panoramic views over the city and a steep incline. Watch this space for live photos from the day!
Airthings will match donations up to $10,000
Airthings doesn’t just talk the talk, we are going to walk the walk! We are very excited to participate in the American Lung Association's Lung Force walk and even more excited to have Rachael Malmberg join our team.
Rachael is a two-year survivor of radon-induced lung cancer. She has partnered with Airthings to educate, advocate, and most importantly reduce all risk related to radon exposure. Radon gas is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year in the US. That is approximately 60 people per day. Yet it’s rarely spoken about. Lung cancer patients in the US sustain up to $15,000 month over month in medical costs, therefore as a company, we want to help those in need and draw attention to this deadly disease. Please join us in the Lung Force walk by raising awareness and as much money as we can for this worthy cause.
In addition, Airthings has been inspired by Rachael’s strength and radon advocacy, therefore, we will match up to $10,000 dollar for dollar and donate to Rachael’s non-profit. The contribution will assist her in her mission of being the 1% who lives 5 years with stage IV lung cancer.
How can you help?
Join us in our efforts to raise as much as we can for the American Lung Association and match up to $10,000 for Rachael Malmberg.