We may be sad to see our traveling trophy leave our lobby this year, but when it comes to the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb, we have a team that knows how to step up. Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, along with Bose Public Affairs Group, increased its fundraising goal for the Fight for Air Climb in 2015, reaching our best-ever $11,551.50 raised. It was enough to earn our team second place in the Lung Association’s special Fight for Air Law Firm Challenge—just a few hundred dollars short of the first place spot, which was won this year by Quarles & Brady.
Each year, Bose McKinney & Evans fields a team of climbers who collect pledges, then climb the arduous 47 flights of stairs to the top of the Chase Tower. This year, we even had climbers at our Bose Public Affairs Group office in Washington D.C. who worked on climbing a comparable amount of steps. The competition brings attention to the lung diseases that the American Lung Association hopes to help treat and cure, while providing an important corporate fundraising event for companies across the city of Indianapolis, and cities nationwide.
This year, the Bose McKinney team was 29 climbers strong, including:
(Pictured above, all rows left to right) Back Row: Judy Kay Taylor, Mike Sullivan, Lisa Bood, Monica Dick, Dave Swider, Lisa McKinney, Alex Intermill. (A special congratulations to Alex, our highest individual fundraiser, at $1,675.)
Middle Row: Charlotte Quinn, Cheryl Williams, Kathy Kelshaw, Sally Mulvaney, Corrine Wagner
Front Row: Carla Peck, Gabrielle Delp, Emily Washburn, Shani Zucker.
Climbed, but not present for photo: Stacey Cleveland, Kellie Cleveland, Lydia Banton, Kasie Bracewell, Bonnie Helton, Christina Pinkerton, Pam Shattuck, Tery Snoeberger, Pat Trefun and Mike Bartol.
Washington D.C. Climbers were Aubrey DeVillez, Patricia Power and her daughter, Claire.