Local Brewery Signs On as the New After-Party Location for the Fight for Air Climb: Providence 2015
(April 22, 2015)
The American Lung Association of the Northeast’s Fight for Air Climb: Providence is proud to announce that Union Station Brewery, the first original brewery in Providence, will be its new after-party location. Union Station Brewery is located at 36 Exchange Terrace, near the Omni Providence Hotel where the climb will take place on Saturday, March 28.
“We’re grateful that Union Station Brewery has agreed to graciously host our after-party and awards ceremony following this year’s Fight for Air Climb,” said Jeff Seyler, CEO and President for the American Lung Association of the Northeast. “The after-party and awards ceremony is an important part of our event because it gives us the chance to recognize the teams and the individual climbers whose efforts make our lung disease research, education and advocacy possible. The relaxing and welcoming atmosphere at Union Station Brewery will be well deserved by our event participants,” Seyler said.
Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association’s most unique fundraisers. Climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve walking, running or racing up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race," teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. Many participants use it as a way to honor a family member that has been affected by lung disease. Approximately 1,000 participants are expected to attend this year’s climb, including firefighters dressed in full gear. Awards are given to the fastest climbers and teams during the after-party.
“We are always open to inviting people from the community in, especially if it’s for a great cause,” said Dean Capece, Event Coordinator for Union Station Brewery. “We’re excited to see everyone come in after climbing 22 floors; that’s such an accomplishment. Let us take care of you, while you come in and relax,” Capece said. The brewery will be closed to the general public the day of the event and will donate coffee and breakfast items to climbers.
All proceeds from the Fight for Air Climb: Providence will directly fund lung disease research, advocacy and education; including smoking cessation programs, COPD/asthma management, and fighting for stronger clean air standards. To register, learn more about the Fight for Air Climb: Providence or to make a donation to help save lives, visit the event website at fightforairclimb.org. Questions about the event, how to form a team or how to become involved in the climb’s Firefighter Challenge can be directed to Event Manager, Daniel Bowler at ProvClimb@LungNE.org or 401.533.5175. The 2015 Fight for Air Climb: Providence is proudly sponsored by Omni Providence Hotel, WJAR NBC 10, iHeartMedia, Union Station Brewery, Coastline EMS, MetLife, Amica, Absolute Respiratory Care, GTECH and Poland Spring.