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Hundreds to Join Local Asthmatic Woman, Who Lost Lung to Lung Cancer, at Fight For Air Climb in Baltimore to Support Lung Research

(February 11, 2019) - BALTIMORE

For more information please contact:

Ewa Dworakowski
[email protected]

Breathing should not be an uphill battle, but for many it is.  On Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. hundreds will join the American Lung Association to climb the stairs of the 100 East Pratt building in support of friends and loved ones living with lung diseases like asthma and lung cancer, and to raise funds for healthy air and lung disease research, education and advocacy. 

A unique stair climb event to benefit a good cause, Fight For Air Climb participants will scale 27 floors, that’s 650 steps at 100 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. The Lung Association’s annual fundraiser has been reaching exhilarating heights for two years now in Baltimore.

Serving as the Lung Association’s signature fundraising events, Fight For Air Climbs are hosted in prominent skyscrapers across the nation and challenge participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of stairs.

Baltimore Police Department officers will show their support by climbing the 27 floors this year!  Along with the police department, LUNG FORCE Hero Rebecca Glommen will be participating in the climb - 11 years cancer free! Lung cancer took her left lung, and she also suffers from asthma, but Rebecca is determined to make it to the top and raise money to help support the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

“I'm thrilled to be climbing stairs on behalf of the American Lung Association! It's a race to the top of a skyscraper, and although I'm certain to reach the top in last place, I'll get there feeling triumphant!” said Glommen, captain of the Long Winded Climbers team. “A lung cancer survivor, I climb for those who can’t, and those who we have lost to lung disease.”

“This is truly a remarkable experience for both running and fitness enthusiasts, as well as our participants with a lung disease,” said Dina Gordon, executive director, American Lung Association in Maryland.  “This event is a reminder that no one should have to fight for air on a daily basis.”

Fight For Air climbers can participate individually or as a team.  Registration is $35 per participant and includes a $100 fundraising minimum.  For more information or to register, contact [email protected], (302) 565-2077, or visit

For media interested in covering the event, contact American Lung Association Eastern Division Communications Director [email protected] or 717-503-3903.

 The American Lung Association in Maryland’s 2019 Fight For Air Climb is sponsored by PayPal, Harkins Builders, Whiting Turner and iHeart Radio. 


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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