For years, the American Lung Association has hosted stair climbs in some of the tallest buildings across the country. The Fight for Air Climb event raises donations and awareness to benefit those suffering from lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer.
Georgia’s Climb took place at One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, the 4th tallest building in Atlanta. Over 400 climbers (including firefighters wearing full fire gear) hustled their way up 45 flights of stairs to honor loved ones and strangers alike struggling with lung disease.
The event raised an incredible $84,368 for the American Lung Association. These funds go to benefit research, education, and support to clean the air we breathe, as well as to fight lung disease.
Team Breathe was one of many teams that participated in the Fight For Air Climb Atlanta. We also contributed one volunteer – a peppy, encouraging cheerleader on floor 43! Climbing 45 flights of stairs is not easy, and admittedly some of our finishing times were more brag-worthy than others.
Congrats to climber Ryan for scoring the 15th fastest time in the entire event!
Overall, we raised over $900 for the American Lung Association, and we had a blast doing it. This wasn’t our first year participating in the Climb, and I daresay it won’t be our last.
Check the Fight for Air Climb homepage to find the next event near you.
Did you participate in a Fight for Air Climb this year?