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Media Advisory: Fight For Air Climb Springfield is This Saturday

8th Annual Event at Monarch Place Hopes to raise $60,000 to Fight Lung Disease

(November 6, 2015) -

Note to editors:  Media is invited to interview spokespersons from the Lung Association and individuals affected by lung disease during registration between 8-9 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Who: 300 climbers, firefighters and volunteers for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb Springfield.What: At the 8th Annual Fight for Air Climb Springfield participants will climb the 24 floors (528 steps) of One Monarch Place which will test their endurance and strength during the course of the climb. The event will help raise funds for lifesaving research, education and advocacy for the American Lung Association of the Northeast.

When: Saturday, November 7, 2015. Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. The first climber will take off at 9 a.m. The Firefighter Challenge will begin around 11 a.m.

Where: One Monarch Place, 1414 Main Street, Springfield.  An after party and awards ceremony will follow immediately after the stair climb at MVP Pub at the Sheraton, located inside Monarch Place.

Why:   Millions suffer from lung diseases including lung cancer, COPD and asthma.  The funds raised at the Fight for Air Climb support the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

How:  To find out more about the event and to register visit

About Fight For Air Climbs: 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. The Fight for Air Climb Springfield is proudly sponsored by Monarch Place, Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, MedExpress Urgent Care, Genentech, AMP Radio Network, 94.7 FM WMAS, Sports Radio 1450 A.M The Hall and WWLP Channel 22 News

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