Fight for Air Walk

By Kindred Healthcare

“Every day clinicians in Kindred hospitals across the nation provide critical pulmonary care to patients suffering from chronic conditions or acute illnesses. We are dedicated to providing the best medical care to provide healing and recovery. But we are also focused on efforts that prevent cardio-pulmonary disease.

For this reason, we have historically supported the American Lung Association (ALA) through participation in, fundraising for and sponsorship of their walks, cycling adventures and climbs around the country," says Jeffrey Winter, Executive Vice President and President, Kindred Hospital Division.

The ALA’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease is one close to Kindred Healthcare’s. From providing care to patients to providing healthier work environments for employees by going tobacco-free, Kindred cares about lung health. Because of the shared values and the work that the ALA does, Kindred has become the their first national corporate team partner.

On Saturday, June 8th, Team Kindred will participate in the Fight for Air Walk in Louisville, Kentucky. Walks are held across the nation in an effort to bring awareness of lung diseases, including asthma, COPD and lung cancer, to light. The funds raised by the walks are used in educational programs, research and advocacy to promote lung health and prevent disease.