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As Temperatures Drop, Oklahomans Hit the Stairs to Train for Popular Fight For Air Climb

Training, Team Building Begin for the Fight For Air Climb

(January 17, 2019) - Oklahoma City

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
[email protected]
(312) 445-2501

Training, team building and fundraising have already begin for a unique stair climbing event in Oklahoma, the Fight For Air Climb at Valliance Bank Tower. The American Lung Association in Oklahoma announced that registration is open for the event, set for Saturday, March 2. B-roll is available here for download.

The Fight For Air Climb invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to race up the stairs of the eighth tallest building in Oklahoma City, Valliance Bank Tower (38 floors, 837 steps), to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. 

“It is the perfect time to start building your team, training and fundraising for the Fight For Air Climb. Stair climbing is a great way to stay active during the chilly Oklahoma winters, but also provides a fun activity for families, team building for corporate teams and a fundraising activity for students,” said Terri Bailey, the executive director of the Lung Association. “The Fight For Air Climb brings the community together to fight for something that impacts us all – clean air and healthy lungs.”

In Oklahoma, more than 555,400 people suffer from lung disease and this year alone, it is estimated that more than 2,800 residents will be diagnosed with 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 locals quit smoking.

Registration for the 2019 Fight For Air Climb is currently open online or call 405-896-8725 for more information.

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 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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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: Lung.org.

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