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Community Invited to Free Fitness Event at the Nashville Fire Training Academy

Community invited to try the stairs in prep for the Fight For Air Climb

(September 23, 2019) - CHICAGO

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Jill Thompson
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Today, the American Lung Association in Tennessee announced that they will hold a free fitness event at the Nashville Fire Training Academy on Wednesday, September 25 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for people interested in participating in the Fight For Air Climb at the 505 Building.

The free workout is led by Dani D. Fitness and Firefighter Academy Captain Terry Hollis, who will speak about training for the Fight For Air Climb and also provide some climbing tips.

“Many people look at the height of the 505 building and think that they can’t do the Fight For Air Climb, but the fact is that anyone can climb,” said Gail Frost, the executive director of the Lung Association. “The Fight For Air Climb is great for families, groups of friends, corporate teams and individuals of all fitness levels. This practice climb is a great way for people to try out the stairs and get some tips. We invite the community to come and learn about this great local event!”

WKRN-TV Nashville’s Danielle Breezy will be broadcasting the weather live from the event, and NASH FM Network, Cornerstone Financial Credit Union and other vendors will be on site on Wednesday. Snacks and water will be provided.

The Fight For Air Climb, set for November 2, is a race up the stairs of one of the tallest residential building in Nashville, the 505 Building (45 floors, 862 steps), to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. The event also includes an option for climbers to tackle the Vertical Mile, which is a total of 10 times up and 10 times down the 505 building. Learn more and register for the Fight For Air Climb at


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:

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