Climb with Minnesota’s Finest; Training, Team Building Begin for the Fight For Air Climb Minneapolis
(November 7, 2018) -
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Training, team building and fundraising start today for the Fight For Air Climb at U.S Bank Plaza, which gives locals the chance to climb alongside Minnesota’s finest firefighters, police officers and other first responders. The American Lung Association in Minnesota announced that registration is now open for the event, set for Saturday, February 23.
The Fight For Air Climb invites individuals, friends and family teams, corporate teams and first responders who race up the stairs of U.S. Bank Plaza (31 floors, 680 steps) to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. This is a popular event for Minnesota first responders -- each year more than 200 firefighters, law enforcement officers and first responders from all over the state participate.
“It is inspiring to see all of the local first responders at our Fight For Air Climb, however, anyone can climb! Stair climbing is a great way to stay active during the chilly Minnesota winters, but also provides a fun activity for families, team building for corporate teams and a fundraising activity for students,” said Jessica Wright, development director for 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 Minnesota, more than 500,000 people suffer from lung disease and this year alone, an estimated 4,000 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 by calling 651-337-5099. Climbers can register for a discounted price of $15 before January 12.
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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