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St. Louis Celebrates 10 Years of the Citys Largest Stair Climb

(February 27, 2018) -

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James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

On March 24, thousands will gather for the 10th anniversary of the Fight For Air Climb at the Metropolitan Square Building, the American Lung Association in Missouri announced today.

The Fight For Air Climb, often referred to as a "vertical road race," empowers individuals to invest in their own personal health and fitness. The event includes a stair climb of up the tallest building in the city, the Metropolitan Square Building, which is 40 floors, 856 steps.

“We have been working for a decade to get the Fight For Air Climb to the massive, impactful stair climb that it is today. Thanks to the wonderful St. Louis community, this event helps save lives locally by raising awareness about the risk factors of lung disease, helping people manage their illness through educational trainings and by funding research to find a cure for lung cancer,” said Brett Schuette, the executive director of the Lung Association. “On March 24, climbers can expect the most impactful event yet, with inspiring climbers, fearless first responders and a unique atmosphere, all for a fantastic cause.”

In Missouri, there are more than 600,000 people who suffer from lung disease, including nearly 3,000 who battle lung cancer. Almost 90 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

This year’s Fight For Air Climb at Metropolitan Square Building is on March 24 at 8 a.m. Registration for the 2018 Fight For Air Climb is currently open online or by calling 314-627-1022.


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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