Wednesday, January 12 is National Take the Stairs Day, and the American Lung Association in Wisconsin is challenging residents to adopt healthy habits in the new year by taking the stairs, and then support lung health by registering for the Milwaukee Fight For Air Climb locally presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
National Take the Stairs Day is observed annually on the second Wednesday of January to give Americans an opportunity to leave the elevator behind and burn calories and improve their overall health. The holiday kicks off the Lung Association’s efforts to support its Fight For Air Climb, a yearly event held in over 40 cities nationwide to raise funds to help eliminate lung diseases, including COVID-19, asthma and lung cancer.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is shining an even brighter light on the importance of lung health,” said Megan Cordova, executive director of the Lung Association. “National Take the Stairs Day is a great way to improve your own lung health, and then the community’s health by supporting the Milwaukee Climb.”
Climbers will be able to take over 6,000 steps in American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, on Saturday, April 9. The Lung Association is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t attend the event.
Participants’ safety is always the Lung Association’s number one priority so the organization is continually monitoring local COVID-19 conditions that might affect the event. Please check the Climb website for the most up-to-date information.
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 Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.