Feb. 18: Take to the Stairs and Fight for Air

Dec 14, 2016 at 10:43 am by Staff

Registration is open for the 2017 Fight for Air Climb in Nashville

If the stairs don't take your breath away, the view from the top of the Fifth Third Center will. The American Lung Association in Tennessee is holding its annual Fight For Air Climb in Nashville on Saturday, February 18, 2017, and they're looking for hundreds of participants to help them in their fight for clean air for everyone!

On Event Day, climbers, walkers, runners, firefighters, first responders and supporters of the American Lung Association will climb Fifth Third Center in downtown Nashville. The participants will challenge themselves to climb 29 flights of stairs, 644 steps, while raising money to help support the fight against lung diseases.

The registration fee for the Fight for Air Climb is $25 through December 31, 2016; and $35 after January 1st. For $45, thrill seekers can take part in the new Power Hour Challenge, in which 20 advanced climbers will racer up and down the stairs as many times as possible in one hour. In addition, all participants need to raise a minimum of $100 to participate and can quality for a variety of incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise.

Lung diseases such as asthma and COPD cannot yet be cured, but they can be managed. Making sure people know what's needed to take control of these lung diseases is one of the American Lung Association's top priorities. Thirty five million Americans are living with chronic lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer and COPD; lung cancer is America's #1 cancer killer.

You can climb as an individual or form a team with family and friends or one's company. Anyone interested in more information about the Climb, participation in the Climb or in making a donation to support this event, please visit the website at www.ClimbNashville.org.

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