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4 Reasons the Fight For Air Climb is a Family Affair

(February 19, 2019) - KANSAS CITY

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
[email protected]

On Sunday, February 24 the American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City will host the Fight For Air Climb at One Kansas City Place. While the main event features a climb of the tallest building in both Kansas and Missouri, it also includes activities for the rest of the family.

Here are four reasons to bring the whole family to the Fight For Air Climb:

  1. Happy Faces Entertainment: Throughout the day, Happy Faces Entertainment will be on stage with music, dancing, games, and other activities for kids and families. They will also be giving out prizes for attendees throughout the day.
  2. Balloons and Face Painting: At the event, balloons and face painting will be available for kids.
  3. Health Education: Vendor booths will be spread throughout the event, where the Lung Association and local organizations will educate attendees about lung disease, lung health, and local resources for both kids and adults.
  4. Anyone Can Climb! In past years, kids as young as four have participated in the Fight For Air Climb and adults up to 76-years-old. This is a great way to teach your child about fitness and giving to a charitable cause.

The Fight For Air Climb is open to individuals, friends and family teams, first responder teams and corporate teams. Each year, the event attracts hundreds of local residents and people from across the country who race up the stairs of One Kansas City Place (42 floors, 902 steps) to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. The Fight For Air Climb at One Kansas City Place is presented locally by Empower Retirement.

More information and registration for the 2019 Fight For Air Climb is currently available online or by calling 913-353-9165.


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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