Oklahomans honor the fight of those affected by lung disease by climbing Oklahoma City’s largest and most prominent skyscraper, Valliance Bank Tower. It’s all part of the American Lung Association in Oklahoma’s 2020 Fight For Air Climb on Saturday, March 7st. B-roll is available for you to download and use here.
The Fight For Air Climb invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to race up the stairs of Valliance Bank Tower, Oklahoma’s tallest skyscraper (42 floors, and 924 steps), to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease.
“Stair climbing is a phenomenal way to stay active during winter months, as it provides a fun activity for families, team building for corporate teams and a fundraising activity for students or organizations,” said Terri Bailey, Executive Director of the Lung Association. “The Fight For Air Climb brings the community together to fight for something that impacts us all – clean air and healthy lungs.”
In Oklahoma, more than 551,000 people suffer from lung disease and this year alone, it is estimated that more than 2,600 residents will be diagnosed with lung cancer. The Fight For Air Climb raises awareness for lung disease, raises money for life-saving research, and funds critical local programing like educational programs to help local children better manage their asthma and free programs to help locals quit smoking and its underlying epidemic.