Wednesday, January 10 is National Take the Stairs Day, and the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago is challenging residents to skip the elevator and take the stairs for clean air and healthy lungs. The community can further support lung health by registering for the Fight For Air Climb in Oakbrook.
National Take the Stairs Day is an annual observance on the second Wednesday of January that gives Americans an opportunity to adopt healthy routines like taking the stairs. Stair climbing is a great way to burn calories but is also a simple way to improve your overall health. “Many people make resolutions to adopt healthier habits in the New Year, so National Take the Stairs Day is a fantastic way to kick off those goals as well as exercise your lungs,” said Danielle Trojanek, Executive Director for the Lung Association. “We’re also inviting Chicagoland residents to lace up their shoes and join us for our Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower on Sunday, March 10. It’s an opportunity to feel great while raising critical funds for lung health!”
The Fight For Air Climb in Oakbrook is designed for every type of participant, from beginners to competitive climbers and first responders in full gear. Participants determine their own pace as they race up 30 floors or 660 steps to the top.
Nearly 1,400,000 Illinois residents suffer from lung disease, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Participation in the Fight For Air Climb provides critical funds to help the American Lung Association work to end lung disease and save lives through research, education, and advocacy.
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.