Join the Lung Association this Thursday for a Practice Climb of One Commerce Plaza in Albany

Climb with us to the 20th Floor to Train for our Fight For Air Stairclimb Scheduled for April 18th

(March 23, 2010)

The American Lung Association in New York is hosting a Practice Climb this Thursday, March 25th, for participants in their upcoming Fight for Air Climb in Albany which is scheduled for Sunday, April 18th.  The practice climb will be held from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the same location next month's climb will take place:  One Commerce Plaza, located at 99 Washington Avenue in downtown Albany.  The practice climb is open to all climbers registered in the Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb, as well as prospective climb participants. Registered participants of the event who bring a non-registered friend to practice will be entered into a special raffle drawing.  All those who register for the climb at practice will also be entered into the special raffle drawing.

Information about signing up for the challenging 2010 Fight For Air Climb, which raises money to help fight lung disease, will be available at the practice climb.

"This practice climb offers a great training opportunity for those who've made the commitment to support our Fight for Air by climbing up to the 20th Floor of One Commerce Plaza in Albany next month," said Scott T. Santarella, President & CEO. "It's also a terrific opportunity for those who've been thinking about joining a team, or forming one of their own, to learn more about this unique athletic challenge and how their participation can help the Lung Association save lives by preventing lung disease and improving lung health."

Those who have questions about the practice climb should contact Kate McLaughlin via email at, or by phone at (518) 465-2013, ext 306.  Those who are unable to attend the Practice Climb but who would like to learn more about the Fight for Air Climb should contact Kate McLaughlin or visit the Albany Fight for Air Climb website. Teams are still being formed and event sponsorships are still being accepted.