Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb Providence Sponsored by MetLife Auto & Home


Providence, RI (November 29, 2016) – The American Lung Association’s Fight for Air
Climb: Providence is proud to announce MetLife Auto & Home as its presenting
sponsor. The annual event will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the Omni Providence
Hotel at 9:00am. The 9^th annual Fight for Air Climb is expected to bring in nearly
900 climbers and hopes to raise $200,000 this year. Last year the event drew in
approximately 700 participants and firefighters from across Rhode Island, raising
about $160,000. Participants in the event “fight for air” by climbing the
building’s 348 steps over 22 floors, all to raise money to fight lung disease and
support clean air initiatives.

“MetLife has been a valued partner of the American Lung Association for several
years and we are grateful for their new level of support during our 2017 Fight for
Air Climb in Providence,” said Jeff Seyler, President & CEO of the American Lung
Association of the Northeast. “As our presenting sponsor, MetLife Auto & Home will
make this year’s Fight for Air Climb another memorable day for all. Thanks to our
hosts at Omni Providence Hotel, this event truly captures the beauty of this city,
and has become an important tradition to Rhode Island families who want to make a
difference for those with lung cancer and lung disease.”

“MetLife and MetLife Auto & Home have a significant presence in Rhode Island and New
England,” said Darla Finchum, vice president and chief claim officer, MetLife Auto &
Home. “At MetLife, we are committed to ensuring a future in which we can continue
helping people, families and communities around the world expand tomorrow’s
possibilities. We are fortunate to have this opportunity with the American Lung
Association and proud to be the presenting sponsor for the 2017 Fight for Air Climb
in Providence.” MetLife Auto & Home will be forming a team to complete the climb.

Additional sponsors of the event include iHeart Media, B101, WJAR NBC10, Amica
Insurance, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Union Station Brewery, Absolute Respiratory Care,
and Coastline EMS.


About MetLife Auto & Home:

MetLife Auto & Home is one of the nation’s leading personal lines insurance groups,
insuring more than 4 million autos and homes, and is affiliated with MetLife. For
more information, visit ( .

About MetLife:

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is
one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife
is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset
management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in
nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan,
Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit ( .

About the Fight for Air:

The Lung Association’s Fight for Air climbs attracts both elite athletes and novice
stair climbers alike. Participants can choose to race, run, or walk up the stairs.
Questions about the event, including those regarding sponsorship opportunities, can
be directed to Event Coordinator Cori Dubie-O’Connor at or
401.533.5177. To register, or to learn more about the Fight for Air Climb in
Providence, visit the event website at
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About the American Lung Association of the Northeast
The American Lung Association of the Northeast is part of the American Lung
Association, the oldest voluntary health organization in the U.S. Established in
1904 to combat tuberculosis; our mission today is to save lives by improving lung
health and preventing lung disease. The focus is on air quality, asthma, tobacco
control, and all lung disease. The American Lung Association in the Northeast serves
CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT. (