Stair Climb: Fight for Air Climb and Kids' "Scare Climb"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Father and son team from 2011 stair climb
Photo courtesy American Lung Association

Shoreline resident Mike Woods to serve as a Stair Climb Team Captain

The American Lung Association’s “Fight For Air Climb” stair climb event, to be held Sunday, October 28th, is guaranteed to provide wonderful family fun while supporting a great cause. Families, individuals and teams will climb to the top floor of Two Union Square in downtown Seattle to raise awareness for the millions of Americans who suffer from lung disease.

The “Fight For Air Climb” is a stair climb event, or as some like to call it, a “vertical foot race.” This is a timed event that can be done by the serious or “elite” athlete as well as friends, family and coworkers. The Two Union Square tower, at 51 floors, is tall enough to be challenging for the competitive racer as well as the weekend warrior! 

This year, in honor of Halloween, a themed event for children has been added – a “Scare” Climb! Kids will have a blast with a shorter eight-story climb to the top while learning how to keep their lungs healthy. There will be Halloween-themed treats, goodie bags, costume contests, and more! (Children must be accompanied by an adult – maximum 2 children per adult.)

There are three categories to choose from when registering: 

  • Elite athletes will register as individuals and be given a spot in the first wave of climbers, 
  • Followed by those in the less competitive “friends and family” category. 
  • Firefighters and others in first-responder gear or military uniform will follow in the final wave. 
All participants will receive a timing chip for the race and an opportunity to see their personal race results.

“As the leader of the "Blank Stairs" climbing team, we are happy to be involved with such a great fundraising event for a very serious health problem in our country,” said Mike Woods, a participant from Shoreline, Washington. 
“Lung disease has directly impacted family members of our team. We will be climbing and raising funds in their honor, and to help prevent lung disease.”
All proceeds will support the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The Lung Association achieves its mission through education, advocacy and research.

Don’t let your family miss out on this exciting opportunity to get involved, get active, and have fun! More information and to register 


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