Iconic Fight For Air Climb Heads Outdoors, Under the Lights at Historic OWU – Selby Field

Stair climb event to raise money to end lung disease, COVID-19

Today, the American Lung Association in Ohio announced that it will host the iconic Fight For Air Climb event outdoors and under the lights for the first time ever at the historic Ohio Wesleyan University- Selby Field on June 3. 

This is the 11th year of the Columbus Fight For Air Climb. The event typically takes place in the stairwells of Rhodes Tower but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge for the safety of participants, volunteers and staff.

Registration is now open for the event, which invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to tackle the stadium stairs, totaling almost 900 steps. Elite climbers can choose the “Happy Hour Climb,” where they will climb the nearly 900 steps as many times as possible in one hour. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event.

“Without missing a beat, we are headed outdoors and under the lights for our legacy Fight For Air Climb event,” said Brittany Sinzinger, senior manager of the Lung Association. “During this time, it is more important than ever to support lung health, so on June 3rd, we are climbing to bring an end to COVID-19, lung cancer and lung disease, and ensure healthy air for all.”

“Masks will be required at the event and social distancing will be practiced. The safety of participants, staff and volunteers is always our number one priority, so we are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect the Climb. Everyone is encouraged to check our Climb website for the most up-to-date information leading up to the event.”

Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.

Early bird registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $25 with the coupon code EARLYBIRD, and will increase to $35 after March 8th. There will also be $100 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Columbus

For more information, contact:

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

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