INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Fight for Air Climb at the Salesforce Tower has been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus, the American Lung Association announced Friday night.
According to a release from the association, the event that was scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday will be postponed until public health concerns over the outbreak subside.
“We acknowledge the late nature of this announcement and apologize for the inconvenience that it causes for our valued event sponsors, participants and volunteers. The health and well-being of all concerned is our top priority,” American Lung Association executive director Tanya Husain said.
The Indianapolis event, in which in which climbers take the stairs up 47 floors to the top of the city's tallest skyscraper, has raised nearly $256,000 for the American Lung Association this year, according to its website.
"Salesforce has assured us that they remain committed to the Fight For Air Climb, and we look forward to when we can bring our community together in support of the American Lung Association’s life-saving research, advocacy and education work," Husain said. "Again, we are saddened by this turn of events and we know our supporters might have some questions. We are ready and prepared to answer them.”
People with questions should call 317-210-8554 or email Abby Moore at Abigail.Moore@lung.org.
According to public health officials, the risk to the public remains low at this time. However, our host sponsor, Salesforce, has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event out of concern for the health of the employees and tenants of Salesforce Tower. (see thread) pic.twitter.com/dkooXXKosd
— Lung Association IN (@lungindiana) March 7, 2020