Here in North Carolina, more than 1.4 million people live with lung disease, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. To help fund its work to end lung disease and save lives, the American Lung Association announced that it will host the iconic Fight For Air Climb Charlotte at the VUE on Saturday, March 23, 2024.
“Each year, it is truly inspiring to see hundreds of local residents step up to help raise awareness and funds for their family, friends and neighbors who are living with lung disease,” said Katrina Taylor, division vice president of development, Southeast at the Lung Association. “Not only is this event fun and community-building, it also helps fund our work to prevent lung disease, like programs to educate teens about vaping, help people quit smoking and clean up local air pollution.”
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Fight For Air Climb Charlotte, the premier stair-climbing event in Charlotte. The climb is designed for every type of participant, from beginners to competitive climbers to first responders in full gear. Participants determine their pace. With 50 flights, the VUE is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.
Taylor added: “The Climb is an empowering way for friends, families, companies and first responder teams to step up for people who fight for every breath. Together, we can achieve a future free of lung disease and lung cancer.”
Participation in the Fight For Air Climb Charlotte supports the work of the Lung Association to defeat lung cancer, improve the air we breathe, reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families and eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.
Registration for the Fight For Air Climb Charlotte is now open for individuals and teams, which can include friends, families, companies and organizations. For more information, visit ClimbCharlotte.org.
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 education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.