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Fight for Air Event Supports Lung Disease Research

The American Lung Association will hold its 11th annual Fight for Air Climb in Boston on February 6 to raise money for lung disease research. Two thousand participants are expected to join, including 600 firefighters in full gear.

The event, taking place in the One Boston Place Building, is a 41-floor stair climb race. “This event raises nearly half a million dollars for lung health and lung disease research,” says Erin Hickey- Reardon, an event manager with the American Lung Association. “With lung cancer being the number one cancer killer of women and men, and COPD on the rise, it’s an issue that needs to be pushed to the forefront.”

The first climber begins at 8 a.m. and participants are sent up in 12-second intervals with a timing chip. After climbing, participants and supporters are invited to an awards ceremony and afterparty celebration at the nearby Scholars Boston Bistro. “The Fight for Air Climb is a unique opportunity to bring together individuals who have been impacted by lung disease and want to make a difference,” says Hickey-Reardon.

Registration is available at FightForAirClimb.org by selecting the Boston event. There is a $35 fee at the time of registration and a $100 fundraising minimum per person due on event day.

Location: One Boston Place Building, 201 Washington St., Boston. For more information, call 781-314-9005 or visit FightForAirClimb.org.