Three local first responders and Port Huron resident Kyle Bailey, participated in events surrounding the Fight for Air Climb in Detroit last weekend. The three Kimball firefighters, wearing full turnout gear and SCBA that weighs 70+ pounds, climbed up and down 55 floors totaling 1,108 stairs! The Firefighter and other Responder participants event was hosted at One Woodward in Detroit. One Woodward was designed by an architect, who went on to design the World Trade Center in New York. Together, the three firefighters raised over $850 for the American Lung Association.
Bailey, a quadruple organ transplant recipient completed the challenge at the Ally Detroit Center. Ally Detroit Center is the 2nd tallest building in Michigan, and Kyle along with other participants, went up 42 flights & down 41 floors for a total of 83 floors and 1,768 steps. Bailey regularly has outreach events to help raise organ donation awareness and families with medical expenses through the Kyle Bailey Foundation. Bailey said the goal in 2020 is to raise $50,000 for families in St. Clair and Sanilac counties.
The event is hosted through the American Lung Association to promote a healthier lifestyle and to honor those who are affected by lung disease.