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Supporters to Climb 48 Flights of Stairs in Support of Lung Research

(February 16, 2016) - Houston, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  Date: 02/16/2016

CONTACT: Michelle Stoddard  |  American Lung Association in Texas 

P: 713-476-9850 
E: [email protected] 

Supporters to Climb 48 Flights of Stairs in Support of Lung Research

Fight for Air Climb participants will race to the top of the First City Tower, in this unique endurance event!

WHAT:        American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb

WHEN:       Saturday February 20, 2016 7:00am Registration, 8:00am Climb

WHERE:     First City Tower:  1001 Fannin, Houston, TX 77002

HOW:      Registration is $35/participant

     Online registration at 

HOUSTON (February 16, 2016) – Breathing should not be an uphill battle, but for many it is.  On February 20th at 8 a.m. participants will join the American Lung Association to climb up the First City Tower in support of friends and loved ones who suffer from lung diseases like asthma and lung cancer, and raise funds for clean air and lung disease research, education and advocacy.  

A unique endurance event to benefit a good cause, Fight for Air Climb participants will scale over 48 flights of stairs – that’s 1,062 steps of the First City Tower at 1001 Fannin.  

“This is truly a remarkable experience for both running and fitness enthusiasts, as well as our participants that are suffering from a lung disease,” said Michelle Stoddard, executive director of the American Lung Association in Houston.  “And is a reminder that no one should have to fight for air on a daily basis.”

Fight for Air climbers can participate individually or as a team.  Registration is $35 per participant and includes a $100 fundraising minimum.   For more information or to register, contact [email protected], 713-476-9850, or visit

The American Lung Association of Houston’s 2016 Fight for Air Climb is sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital, Kindred Hospital Town and Country, the John P. McGovern Foundation and First Medical Respond.  


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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As the nation’s premier resource for lung health, the new has been redesigned with a focus on user experience on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. From the doctor’s office to the family dinner table, individuals with a lung disease and their support teams are able to access lung health resources and information the moment they need it. 

American Lung Association in Texas – Houston 

2030 North Loop West, Suite 250  |  Houston, TX 77018

1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872)

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