Today, the American Lung Association in Ohio announced that it will host its first-ever Fight For Air Climb in Dayton, Ohio at Day Air Ballpark on October 22 at 6PM.
“We’re excited to bring this iconic event to Dayton. For years, Dayton residents traveled to Columbus or Cincinnati to participate in the Fight For Air Climb. Now they have their very own event at Day Air Ballpark,” said Laura Metzler, Executive Director of the Lung Association.
“We’re also especially proud of the local support we’re already receiving from local partners, like our Presenting Sponsor McAfee Heating & Air as well as Dayton Childrens’ Hospital,” she said. “Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. 89 cents of every dollar raised will go to life-saving research, advocacy and local programs right here Ohio.”
Registration is now open for the event, which invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to climb Day Air Ballpark, totaling 956 stairs. For those that want an extra challenge, a Triple Climb option includes a total of 2,868 stairs. Additionally, a Firefighter Challenge will be available for first responders, as well as a free Kids Klimb. All participants will have field access to run the bases under the lights of the stadium.
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.
Registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $35 (which includes a $100 fundraising minimum) and $50 for the Triple Climb (which includes a $250 fundraising minimum). For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Dayton.
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, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.