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Hundreds of New Mexicans to Climb Second Tallest Skyscraper in Fight For Air Climb

(January 17, 2019) - ALBUQUERQUE

For more information please contact:

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

Training, team building and fundraising start today for the biggest stair climb in New Mexico, the Fight For Air Climb at the Hyatt Regency. The American Lung Association in New Mexico announced that registration is now open for the event, 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 the second tallest building in Albuquerque, the Hyatt Regency (20 floors, 365 steps), to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. 

“This 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 Terry Huertaz, 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 New Mexico, more than 300,000 people suffer from lung disease and this year alone, it is estimated that more than 1,000 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 505-265-0732. Registration is $30 until January 30, and then $35 until February 27 and $40 on event day.

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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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