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American Lung Association Steps Up to the Challenge for Lung Health
Published:
7/17/2015 12:43:25 PM


 
Families, individuals and teams are invited to come together for the sixth annual Fight For Air Climb on Saturday, July 25th to raise awareness for the 33 million Americans suffering from lung disease.

The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising events and a unique athletic challenge that is open to all fitness levels. Every year, participants come together to climb the stairs of the North Charleston Coliseum competing for fastest time and top fundraising team.

Proceeds from the event allow the American Lung Association’s local chapter to continue lung health programs for community members. These programs include a day-camp for children with asthma and their parents called Camp Breathe Easy, Freedom From Smoking clinics, Better Breathers Club support groups, in addition to supporting vital lung health research.

Firefighters make up a large population of climbers, some racing in full gear with a face mask and their oxygen tank air turned on for an added challenge. The Climb and Firefighter Climb consist of more than 1,500 steps, while Elite Climbers will climb the entire North Charleston Coliseum for a total of more than 5,000 steps.

Similar to a traditional 5K or 10K race, participants wear bibs and timing chips to accurately rank the climbers in this “vertical road race.” Awards will be given to the fastest climbers, fastest firefighters, and top fundraisers.

Visit www.ClimbCharleston.org to register for the climb of your life. For further information, call (843) 556-8451.
 

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