ANDOVER, MASS. – This spring, UniCare associates stepped up to support healthy air and lungs by participating in the American Lung Association's (ALA) Fight for Air Climb Boston and donating more than $3,600 for respiratory research.
David Morales, general manager of UniCare, said, "UniCare and its entire workforce in the Bay State are committed to improving the lives and communities we serve. We will continue to partner with organizations like the American Lung Association to tackle critical health issues. While we could not come together and climb the 789 stairs of One Boston Place in person this year, I'm touched that UniCare associates stepped up at home to support vital respiratory research, which is needed now more than ever."
The $224,000 ALA raised during the Boston event will help support respiratory research and public policy efforts to improve the lives of individuals living with lung disease, including COPD, lung cancer, and asthma. Funds will also support ALA's new COVID-19 Action Initiative, a comprehensive $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.
This year's stair climb, initially slated to take place at One Boston Place in Boston, moved to a virtual format, where participants were encouraged to participate by hiking one of the Boston area's walking trails. This is the second year UniCare assembled a team to support ALA's mission and the first year UniCare sponsored the event.