On National Take the Stairs Day, American Lung Association Offers New Challenge: 48 Floors of Stairs at 1001 Fannin
(January 6, 2016) - Houston, TX
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Date: 01/06/2016
CONTACT: Megan Cordova | American Lung Association in Texas - Houston
P: 312-940-7622 E: Megan.Cordova@Lung.org
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MEDIA ADVISORY: On National Take the Stairs Day, American Lung Association Offers New Challenge: 48 Floors of Stairs at 1001 Fannin
HOUSTON (January 1, 2016) – Today is National Take the Stairs Day, and people all over Houston will be ditching their morning elevator ride and taking the stairs! This year the American Lung Association is challenging those stair-steppers with a new challenge: the Fight for Air Climb. On February 20 at 8:00 a.m., hundreds of American Lung Association supporters will scale 49 floors of stairs – that’s 1,062 steps of the 1001 Fannin building. Over 452,000 people suffer from a lung disease in the greater Houston area, and Fight for Air Climb participants climb in support of friends and loved ones who suffer from lung diseases like asthma and lung cancer, and raise funds for clean air and lung disease research, education and advocacy.
The American Lung Association 2016 Fight for Air Climb in Houston is sponsored by Texas Children's Pediatric Association and John P. McGovern Foundation. Registration is $25 per participant and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. Additionally, firefighters and first responder teams will be scaling the stairs in full gear to raise funds to fight lung disease. For more information or to register, contact Megan.Cordova@Lung.org, 312-940-7622 or visit www.FightForAirClimb.org.
About the American Lung Association in Texas
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website: Lung.org.
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As the nation’s premier resource for lung health, the new Lung.org has been redesigned with a focus on user experience on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. From the doctor’s office to the family dinner table, individuals with a lung disease and their support teams are able to access lung health resources and information the moment they need it.
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