Project O2’s 2018 season kicked off with the ‘Florida Tour’ events, highlighted by the 2018 AAAAI Annual Conference in Orlando.
AAAAI is an organization of nearly 7,000 allergists and immunologists and a trusted resource for patients suffering from allergies, asthma and immune deficiency disorders.
Our collaboration extended for a second straight year, focused primarily on support of the foundation’s 5k run/walk.
Not only is the conference hugely successful because of the funds raised for research, but each year the latest medical research news and findings are shared and presented. The leaders here are at the forefront of respiratory research and development - providing much needed resources that can be used for education!
You can read up on just one of the many developments from this year’s AAAAI conference here.
“The 2018 AAAAI Annual Conference in Orlando was a huge success this year and I’m thankful of the folks from the conference, who brought me back for the second straight year as their honorary grand marshall for the 5k event - dedicated to raising funds for continued research in the asthma, allergy, and respiratory field,” TJ Fischer said.
“Normally, my job is to spread educational asthma control tips, but for conferences like the AAAAI, I simply sit back and soak up the knowledge many of the industry experts have to share during these meetings.
“I always come away with a much richer sense of the moving components that make up asthma and the effects it causes much further down the line.”
Following the conference, TJ’s 2018 racing season kicked off for the 12 Hours of Sebring just a few hours south on the ‘Florida Tour’, joining forces with Forty7 Motorsports in the LMP3 category. The driver pairing of Austin McCuscker and TJ proved they had the speed all weekend - qualifying the car on pole and finishing the 1 hour and 45 minute race in 2nd place.
“My debut in the Prototype Challenge series, racing in the LMP3 class, was very positive. We were able to qualify on the pole by 3 tenths and ended up finishing 2nd. Not to mention our car was fantastic - very thankful of the Forty7 Motorsports crew who were solid all weekend long and stuck with it until the very end!”
Next up, the Project O2 team focuses ahead to the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb in downtown LA.
The Fight for Air Climb has partnered with Project O2 in an effort to raise funds for the Lung Association and the fight against asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and other chronic lung diseases.
Step up to the challenge and climb 63 stories (that’s 1,391 steps) to the top of the Aon Center, the 2nd tallest building in Los Angeles with us on April 14th. Visit http://bit.ly/JoinTeamTJ to sign up today!
If climbing isn’t your thing, or you won’t be in the Los Angeles area, you can also support team #Race2TheRescue by helping us raise money for the American Lung Association. You can donate here.