Detroit Mercy Dental participates in 2017 Fight for Air Climb – Detroit

On Sunday, February 26, Detroit Mercy Dental participated in the Fight for Air Climb Detroit.  Our team, Sky’s the Limit, consisted of 38 members including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Detroit Mercy Dental.  The group climbed 71 floors of Detroit’s Renaissance Center as a fundraising initiative to support the American Lung Association.  Together, the team raised more than $5,000!

This is the fifth year Detroit Mercy Dental has come together for this event.  Every year it grows to be bigger and better than the previous.  Here are the highlights from Sky’s the Limit – Fight for Air Climb Detroit 2017:

Top fundraisers:

  • Michelle Sand, R.D.H. ’97, raised $525
  • Ryan Rivamonte, DS3, team captain, president Fit Club, raised $500

Fastest times:

  • Ryan Rivamonte, DS3, team captain, President Fit Club, fastest overall time: 6:03. Ryan beat his time from the previous year, which was 6:15
  • Alexandra Palamaru, DS2, vice-president Fit Club, 5th fastest female time: 9:08
Team Captains, Ryan Rivamonte, DS3, president of Fit Club, and Laura Manning-Lee, R.D.H., B.S., M.A., clinical associate professor in the department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene


whole group