Lung Association Urges St. Louis to Step Up for National Take the Stairs Day

Take a step further by supporting Fight For Air Climb event which raises funds to end lung diseases like COVID-19

Wednesday, January 12 is National Take the Stairs Day, and the American Lung Association in Missouri is challenging residents to adopt healthy habits in the new year by taking the stairs, and then support lung health by registering for the St. Louis Fight For Air Climb.

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 Brett Schuette, 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 St. Louis Climb.”

Climbers will be able to take over 1,000 steps in historic Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, on Saturday, June 4. The Lung Association is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t attend the event.

Registration for the St. Louis Climb launches on January 12 and the link will be live here. For more information, visit: FightForAirClimb.org/St.Louis.

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.

For more information, contact:

Dana Kauffman
312-940-7624
[email protected]

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