On National Take the Stairs Day, the American Lung Association is challenging people nationwide to move toward healthy habits in the new year by registering for the Fight For Air Climb. The Lung Association’s signature fundraising event raises money for lung health research, patient education and public policy efforts to help more than 36 million American with a lung disease like asthma, COVID-19 or lung cancer. This year, we're taking the Fight For Air Climb outdoors so we can come together safely and enjoy the day. Find a location near you or connect virtually to Climb Your Way at FightForAirClimb.org.
The Fight For Air Climb has been raising awareness for lung education and advocacy for nearly 30 years. Every year, tens of thousands of Lung Association supporters climb thousands of steps nationwide to support the organization’s vision of a world free of lung disease.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is shining an even brighter light on the importance of lung health,” said Harold Wimmer, President and CEO of the American Lung Association. “The Fight For Air Climb is an opportunity for those who are able to challenge themselves to come together as a community and raise lifesaving funds for those who struggle to breathe on a daily basis.”
Among the participants are hundreds of local firefighters and first responders who show their support at the end of the event by climbing in full firefighter gear – helmet, hood, pants, coat, gloves, boots and air pack – weighing more than 45 pounds. Firefighters have an increased risk for lung disease from the exposure to gases, chemicals, and smoke in the line of duty.
Register for the Fight For Air Climb at FightForAirClimb.org. For more information about lung health and the American Lung Association, visit Lung.org or call the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA.
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.