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10 Years of Stepping Springfield Stairs for Air: Launch Party Kicks Off Milestone Fight For Air Climb

(October 17, 2018) -

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James Martinez
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Training, team building and fundraising kicks off for the 10th anniversary of the Fight For Air Climb at Wyndham Springfield City Center next week. The American Lung Association in Illinois announced today that the official 2019 Fight For Air Climb Launch Party is on Wednesday, October 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Fox Run Restaurant & Lounge in Springfield.

The Fight For Air Climb, set for March 24, 2019, attracts thousands of Illinois residents who race up the stairs of Wyndham Springfield City Centre (32 floors, 532 steps) in an effort to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. The launch party next week includes light refreshments, a limited edition T-shirt for the first 10 people who register for the Fight For Air Climb, a raffle of a FitClub training package and more.

“We are honored to celebrate our 10th year of the Fight For Air Climb here in Springfield, where our community has truly shown how they can come together to help the millions of people in our state who suffer from lung disease,” said Monica Guerrant, development manager for the Lung Association. “This year we will celebrate this huge milestone with many festivities, starting with the launch party next week. We ask for the Springfield community, including our climbers, volunteers and supporters, to bring their friends and family to join us for the celebration.”

In Illinois, more than 1.5 million people suffer from lung disease, including more than 8,500 who battle lung cancer. The Fight For Air Climb raises awareness for lung disease, raises money for life-saving research, and funds critical local programing like educational programs to help local children better manage their asthma and free programs to help Illinoisans quit smoking.

The launch party welcomes registered climbers, those interested in the Fight For Air Climb, and anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about lung health and clean air. More information about the 2019 Fight For Air Climb Launch Party is available here.

Registration for the 2019 Fight For Air Climb is currently open online or by calling 217-787-5864. Climbers can register for a discounted price of $15 before January 12, 2019.


About the American Lung Association

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 coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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