The American Lung Association will host the Pittsburgh ‘Fight for Air’ Climb on Saturday, March 24 at One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St. in Pittsburgh. The annual event will occur at 9 a.m. with registration set to begin at 7 a.m. All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania.
Now in its sixth year, the Fight for Air Climb seeks to raise awareness of lung disease, which includes asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer. Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer. The ALA-PA hopes to raise $65,000 to support the mission of the American Lung Association to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
In the climb, individuals and teams of family members, friends and co-workers will walk or run up 45 floors, or 897 steps, of One Oxford Centre. Participants of all athletic abilities, including moderate and “extreme athletes,” are encouraged to attend. There will also be a First Responder’s Challenge, a competition involving firefighters, police officers and EMT personnel. The Fight for Air Climb will be professionally timed.
Gold sponsors of the event include Kindred Hospital of Pittsburgh, One Oxford Centre and ChoosePAWind. Music, complimentary food and drink, the distribution of awards, including recognitions for first responders and sponsors, fundraising prizes and t-shirts will occur at the post-event celebration.
To participate in the Fight for Air Climb, there is a registration fee of $25 and a minimum fundraising amount of $100. To register, visit www.lunginfo.org/pittclimb or contact Tiffany Villalba at (412) 321-4029 ext 226 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.