Chandler, AZ – March 27, 2012 – You could call it an uphill battle, both medically and physically. Longtime MediServe respiratory client Jim Perrine, Manager of The Center for Lung Heath at Cabell Huntington Hospital, and team members are gearing up for a vertical race to fight lung cancer and other respiratory diseases that affect millions of Americans every day.
Perrine and his team, The Center for Health, will participate in the Fight for Air Climb at Marshall University’s Henderson Center in Huntington, W.Va. April 7. The competitive stair climbing fundraiser will make for a strenuous vertical marathon for Perrine and his team members.
Jim had a fundraising goal of $1000. MediServe team members willingly stepped up to the challenge and helped raise more than 75 percent of that goal in support of Jim. You can join MediServe in helping Jim out by clicking on his personal page.
“The climb for air is an opportunity for The Center for Lung Health to support our community and our patients who struggle to breathe; we are advocates for our patients that we get the privilege to serve every day. Thanks to our friends at Mediserve who have supported us in bringing awareness to lung disease in Huntington, W.Va.,‘’ said Perrine, RRT.
The American Lung Association reports lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and responsible for one in seven deaths. Lung cancer is also the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. COPD currently affects 10.2 million Americans and Asthma continues to be the number one chronic disease of children. MediServe supports Jim and his team, The Center for Lung Health, with this crisis, because breathing shouldn’t be an uphill climb. Every dollar goes directly to the American Lung Association to promote lung health and prevent lung disease.