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New Year’s Resolutions Sometimes Need a Kick Start

(December 29, 2015) - Houston, TX

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  Date: 12/29/2015

CONTACT: Megan Cordova  |  American Lung Association in Texas - Houston                                                                    P: 312-940-7622 E: [email protected] 

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

New Year’s Resolutions Sometimes Need a Kick Start: Try Climbing the 48 Floors of Stairs at 1001 Fannin!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hundreds of Fight for Air Climb participants will scale 48 floors of stairs in this unique endurance event


HOUSTON (December 29, 2015) – Kick your New Year’s resolutions into high gear with a climb up the 48 Floors of at 1001 Fannin!  Winter workouts don’t need to be mundane, and putting a milestone in sight will keep you sticking to your goals during the cold months of winter. A unique endurance event, the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb is the 1001 Fannin building on Saturday, February 20, 2016 – that’s 1,062 steps!  Participants can scale the building individually or a team.

The Lung Association’s annual fundraiser has been reaching exhilarating heights and is a reminder that breathing should not be an uphill battle, though for the 452,000 people in the greater Houston area dealing with lung diseases like asthma, COPD and lung cancer, it can be.  Hundreds of supporters will be climbing for friends and loved ones who suffer from lung diseases, and to raise funds for clean air and lung disease research, education and advocacy.  

“This race is truly an exhilarating experience for both running and fitness enthusiasts, as well as our participants that are suffering from a lung disease,” said Megan Cordova, Special Events Manager of the American Lung Association in Houston.  “And is a reminder that no one should have to fight for air on a daily basis.”

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 [email protected], 312-940-7622 or visit


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:

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