Friday, March 02, 2012
Charity Hopes to Raise $300,000 During North America's Largest Stairclimb Challenge CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2012)
– The American Lung Association in Greater Chicago's Fight For Air Climb is now accepting registrations for their 2012 event to raise funds for healthy lungs and clean air. Athletes and those with a competitive spirit can sign up to climb 1, 2, 3 or all 4 of Chicago's Presidential Towers, a total of 2,340 stairs, on March 11, 2012, at FightForAirClimb.org
"Many of our participants climb in honor or in memory of a loved one," explains Meghan Miller, Executive Director of the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago. "Climbing the towers is tough, but when our climbers think about their loved ones with asthma, COPD, lung cancer and their struggle to breathe it motivates them to get to the top."
Participants can climb as an individual, family or corporate team and have the option of participating in Chicago's only stairclimb relay.
"Climbing our four Towers brings competitors from across the country to this event." Explains David Scharfenberg General Manager for Presidential Towers "Yet the opportunity to make a difference with each step is what really makes this event bigger and better every year."
An unprecedented test of endurance, the Fight For Air Climb at Presidential Towers is North America's largest stairclimb challenge. Last year's event raised over $260,000 to fight lung disease and event organizers have set this year's goal at $295,000.
For more information about the Fight For Air Climb visit FightForAirClimb.org
Katie Lorenz ? 312-445-2513 ? email@example.com About the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago
: Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lungil.org.