Today, the American Lung Association in Ohio announced that it will host the iconic Fight For Air Climb event outdoors for the first time at Great American Ballpark on April 25.
This is the 16th year of the Fight For Air Climb in Cincinnati. The event typically takes place in the stairwells of Carew Tower but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge for the safety of participants, volunteers and staff. The organization is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event.
Registration is now open for the event, which invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to tackle the lower bowl of Great American Ballpark, totaling 843 stairs. Two other options include “The Great American Challenge Climb” which includes completing the lower bowl and both upper bowls for an approximate 4,064 steps (or 1 mile up and 1 mile down). The other options is called “The First Responder Challenge” which includes completing the upper level bowl only for an approximate 1,200 stairs total.
“Without missing a beat, we are headed outdoors, onward and upward for our legacy Fight For Air Climb event,” said Laura Metzler, executive director of the Lung Association. “During this time, it is more important than ever to support lung health, so on April 25, 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.
Registration for the Fight For Air Climb is $35 and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. “The Great American Challenge Climb” is $50 and includes a $250 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Cincinnati.
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, 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: Lung.org.