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This Winter Go From the Couch to Climbing 180 Floors

(November 13, 2018) -

For more information please contact:

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

On Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. at Presidential Towers, the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago will host the Couch to Climb, an event to kick off a free training program for the Fight For Air Climb at Presidential Towers.

The Fight For Air Climb, set for March 10, attracts thousands of Illinois residents and people from across the country who race up the stairs of 1, 2, 3 or all 4 Presidential Towers (a total of 180 floors, 2,340 steps). The training event next week will allow anyone who is interested in stair climbing to tryout the stairwells of Presidential Towers free.

“Training for the Fight For Air Climb is a great way to stay active during the chilly Chicago winters, but also provides a fun activity for families, team building for corporate teams and a fundraising activity for students,” said Kristen Young, the executive director of the Lung Association. “Anyone can climb, and this free training program gives anyone interested the tools to get healthy this winter and tackle the towers this spring. Additionally, money raised at the Fight For Air Climb supports local programs to help Chicagoans facing lung disease.”

Couch to Climb attendees will receive training tips, a complementary training guide and each participant will receive $10 off of their Fight For Air Climb registration. This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the Climb or ready to start training early.

RSVP is required by emailing [email protected]. More information is available online or by calling 312-781-1100.


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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