Monday, March 20, 2017

Employees climb 47 floors in Fight for Air Climb

A team of nearly 20 We Energies employees climbed 1,034 stairs to the top of Milwaukee’s U.S. Bank Center Saturday in the Fight for Air Climb. The Fight for Air Climb is an annual fundraising event for the American Lung Association in its fight against lung disease.

This was the second year that We Energies participated in the event. Together, team members raised more than $3,300 for the American Lung Association. The We Energies Foundation also contributed $1,500 to the cause. 

“This is the second year I’ve done the climb,” said Kevin Fletcher, president – We Energies. “It’s challenging, but it’s also a rewarding way to help a very worthy cause.”

The Lung Association provides support and education for those living with asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“I was really out of breath after climbing 47 floors,” said Cathy Schulze, We Energies team captain. “But it helped me appreciate the challenges of those living with lung diseases like asthma.”

Three team members participated in the “Ultimate Climb,” scaling the stairs as many times as possible in one hour.

Some employees’ friends and family members also joined the We Energies team.

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