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Running Stairs For Clean Air: More Than 300 Climb Ross Tower in Dallas Raising $75,000

Photos and video of today’s Fight For Air Climb available

(February 9, 2019) - Dallas, TX

Today, more than 300 people climbed in the American Lung Association in Texas’ Fight For Air Climb at Ross Tower. The event raised $75,000 to fund lung cancer research and critical local programs to help people who suffer from lung disease. Fight For Air Climb B-Roll is available for download.

“This year in Texas, there will be more than 15,000 people diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 9,000 will die from the disease. Today, our community came together to fight lung disease and help raise money to fund critical lung cancer research,” said Holly Motteram, the executive director for the Lung Association. “Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors and volunteers who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease.”

The Fight For Air Climb attracts hundreds of Texas residents and people from across the country who race up the stairs of Ross Tower (45 floors, 888 steps) to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease.

In total, the Fight For Air Climb at Ross Tower resulted in:

  • More than 300 registered climbers
  • 40 teams
  • 60 volunteers
  • $75,000 raised and counting.

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 Texans quit smoking.

More information is available at FightForAirClimb.org.  

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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 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. 

American Lung Association in Texas - Dallas

 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) Lung.org

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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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