Help Me Hustle!!

Hi everyone: I am writing to you today to help me accomplish a big goal.

And when I say big, I mean 95 stories big.

Please support the American Lung Association by making a donation to the OfficeMax Hustle Up the Hancock 2007!

On February 25, 2007 the American Lung Association will host the 10th Annual OfficeMax Hustle Up the Hancock. Chicago’s World Class Stair Climb is a 1,000-foot vertical climb up 1,632 stairs to the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center.

I will be participating in this event this year for the very first time.

I have pledged myself to climb to the top of the John Hancock Center. That’s 94 floors.

Yes, it’s a huge undertaking, and I’m a little afraid of this… but it’s for a very good, and personal, cause.

My mom was diagnosed with Emphysema in 1995, and has had Asthma for most of her life. For the last 11 years, I have seen the toll that this disease has taken on her life and her well-being. While she is still able to get around and live her life, the disease is slowly robbing her of her ability to do the very things that she has enjoyed all of her life. As each year passes, it gets harder and harder for her to perform simple tasks– from walking from her car to a store, to even taking a shower.

I also suffer from Asthma symptoms, and am a prime candidate for the disease, since it runs in my family. (My grandma also had Emphysema and asthma.)

With your support, people like my mom can be helped. Your assistance will allow the American Lung Association fund research and support lung disease research and programs for people with lung disease.

Please click the link above to go to my personal donation website, and make a contribution. Any amount is accepted– and every amount is appreciated.

If the link does not work, please copy and paste this link into your browser: http://hustle2007.kintera.org/aiello

Thank you for your help… and wish me luck!!!

Sincerely, Rick Aiello

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