Fitness for a Cause: Fight For Air Climb

So, the American Lung Association (ALA) wants you to have clean lungs. Since it was founded in 1904, ALA has grown to become the “leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease” through research, education and advocacy.

Additionally, ALA is the oldest voluntary health organization, powered by people like you who volunteer time and skills to move forward the organization’s efforts. And there are many opportunities to do that, but the most FUN way is by participating in Fight For Air Climb, one of ALA’s signature fundraisers, and the largest fundraising climb program in the country.

Also known as the “Vertical Road Race”, Fight For Air Climb is hosted annually in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums and other landmark buildings in over 65 cities across the nation where participants are challenged to walk hundreds of steps up to the top of the building.

Whether you are climbing on behalf of or in memory of a loved one, or just doing it as a fitness challenge for yourself, you will gain a feel-good kind of sense of accomplishment as you reach the top knowing that your participation help improve the lives of many affected by asthma, COPD, lung cancer, air pollution and other lung diseases. Also, stairclimbing = firmer, more toned butt.

Open to all ages and fitness levels–so gather your friends and family members and do this as a team! To find a Fight For Air Climb event near you, please visit For more information about the American Lung Association, check out

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