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MEDIA ADVISORY: On National Take the Stairs Day, American Lung Association Offers New Challenge: 56 Flights of Stairs at the Republic Plaza!

(January 4, 2016) - Denver, CO

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  Date: 01/04/2016

CONTACT: Curt Huber  |  American Lung Association in Colorado

P: 303-847-0266
E: [email protected] 

**Editor’s Note:  For high-resolution images or video of last year’s event, please contact [email protected].

MEDIA ADVISORY: On National Take the Stairs Day, American Lung Association Offers New Challenge: 56 Flights of Stairs at the Republic Plaza!


DENVER (January 4, 2016) –Wednesday is National Take the Stairs Day, and people all over Denver 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 21, 2016 at 7:30 a.m., hundreds of American Lung Association supporters will scale over 56 flights of stairs – that’s 1,098 steps and 714 vertical feet of the Republic Plaza at 370 17th St.  Over 630,000 people suffer from a lung disease in Colorado, and Fight for Air Climb participants climb in support of friends and loved ones who have lung diseases like asthma and lung cancer, and raise funds for clean air and lung disease research, education and advocacy.   

The American Lung Association of Colorado’s 2016 Fight for Air Climb is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brookfield Properties and Encana. Registration is $35 per participant and includes a $100 fundraising minimum.  For more information or to register, contact [email protected], 303-847-0266, or visit


About the American Lung Association in Colorado 

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:

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