Climb & Fight for Air

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  This November hundreds of people will help in the fight against lung disease by climbing stairs and you can register early and get your team started right now!  Danielle Ferrari and Molly Martin from The American Lung Association told us more.

Fight For Air Climb
Saturday, November 11th|, 8:00AM
528 Stairs! – 44 Flights!
One Monarch Place|Springfield


The 7th annual Fight For Air Climb: Springfield stair climb is a fundraising event directly hosted by the American Lung Association. The unique “vertical marathon” will allow participants from Massachusetts and surrounding areas to race, run, or walk up 44 flights of stairs inside Springfield’s tallest building, Monarch Place. Racers and elite runners will climb first, followed by walking participants. Finally, firefighters from all over New England will climb the 528 stairs in FULL GEAR.

Following the event there will be an After Party and Award Presentation at The Sheraton Hotel with drink specials and complimentary appetizers. Medals will be presented to highest fundraisers, fastest competitors, and largest teams.

Proceeds from the event support the mission of the American Lung Association, to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Lung disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Your support helps the American Lung Association in the fight for air, so that all can enjoy long, healthy lives. With lung disease on the rise, we are fighting for research that will find a cure for tomorrow. We are fighting for those who can’t quit smoking and those who shouldn’t start. We are fighting for lungs that burn from exercise rather than from ozone. We are fighting for asthma education to stop children from dying from asthma attacks. We are fighting for laws that improve air quality both inside and out. And we won’t breathe easy until we win the fight!

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