Air Climb event raises more than $90,000 towards respiratory research

Volunteers including the Foundation’s Patti Taylor.

The American Lung Association hosted its annual Fight for Air Climb Event on Saturday at the Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Air Climb was held outside at the stadium. The popular stair-climb event attracted 119 participants and raised $91,316.44.

Our own Patti Taylor, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s director of quality and patient safety services, served as a volunteer.

“It’s so inspirational to see so many participating for an important cause,” Taylor said. “Climbing these stairs at this stadium is no easy feat. But I was glad to participate in this event to raise funds for continued research and safety.”

Funds raised will also be used to enhance key public health measures through education and advocacy while establishing an advanced network of entities to develop new vaccines and therapies to stop future respiratory virus pandemics.

For information, please contact Patti at