Hundreds of Houstonians to Climb Notable Skyscraper in Fight For Air Climb
(January 17, 2019) - Houston
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Training, team building and fundraising have already begun for a stair climbing event at the 1001 Fannin Building in downtown Houston. The American Lung Association in Texas announced that registration is open for the Fight For Air Climb, set for Saturday, April 6. 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 one of the tallest buildings in Houston (48 floors, 1,062 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 and provides a fun activity for families, team building for corporate teams and a fundraising activity for students,” said Katie Jones, 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 Texas, more than three million people suffer from lung disease, including 14,000 who battle 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 713-629-1600for 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 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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