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Unique Nashville Event Includes Vertical Mile Challenge, Celebrity Ambassador, Church Street Block Party

(August 20, 2019) - NASHVILLE, Tenn.

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
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Today, the American Lung Association in Tennessee announced that registration is open for the Fight For Air Climb at the 505, which is set for Saturday, November 2. This year, the event will include a stair climb up one of the tallest building in Tennessee, local celebrities and concludes with a block party on Church Street.

The Fight For Air Climb invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to race up the stairs of one of the tallest building in Nashville, the 505 Building (45 floors, 862 steps), to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. The event also includes an option for climbers to tackle the Vertical Mile, which is a total of 10 times up and 10 times down the 505 building. 

“This year, we are excited to welcome Chuck Wicks, country music artist and radio personality for America’s Morning Show on Nash FM, as our Fight For Air Climb Ambassador. Additionally, we are honored to have Shawn Parr, host of NASH Nights Live, as our master of ceremonies for the event,” said Gail Frost, executive director for the Lung Association in Tennessee. “We hope that these incredible additions to our event will encourage the whole community to come out in support of something that impacts us all – clean air and healthy lungs.”

Following the Fight For Air Climb event, the Lung Association will host an after-party on Church Street, which will include local beer, live music and fun for the whole family.

In Tennessee, more than 950,000 people suffer from lung disease and this year alone, it is estimated that more than 6,000 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 615-510-3552.


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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