Suburbanites to climb tower in Fight For Air Climb Feb. 8

  • Raise funds and challenge yourself to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the 31 floors and 680 stairs of the Oakbrook Terrace Tower on Feb. 8.

    Raise funds and challenge yourself to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the 31 floors and 680 stairs of the Oakbrook Terrace Tower on Feb. 8. Courtesy of American Lung Association

  • A group of firefighters join in a previous Fight for Air Climb. The next fundraising event for the American Lung Association will be Feb. 8.

    A group of firefighters join in a previous Fight for Air Climb. The next fundraising event for the American Lung Association will be Feb. 8. Courtesy of American Lung Association

 
Submitted by American Lung Association
Updated 12/6/2019 10:41 PM

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in Illinois and more than 1.4 million residents live with lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. That's why on Feb. 8, hundreds of people from all over the Chicago area will climb 31 floors, 680 steps for the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower.

The event invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to climb the tallest tower in the Chicago suburbs. Money raised at the event funds lifesaving lung cancer research and supports local programs to help people who live with lung disease.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"By joining the Fight For Air Climb, you are helping people in Illinois breathe easier," said Kristen Young. "The funds raised are used locally to increase awareness for lung cancer and lung disease, educate local health care professionals about the newest treatments, and fund critical programs to help children manage their asthma and help residents quit smoking."

The Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower was the first Lung Association stair climb event in the country. This is the 29th year of the event. Since the first year, the Fight For Air Climb has raised more than one million dollars.

"Anyone can climb. The Fight For Air Climb is great for families, corporate teams and individuals of all fitness levels," Young added. "We hope to see the local community come together for this unique and fun event."

The Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower is on Saturday, Feb. 8. Registration is now open.

For more information and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/OakbrookTerrace.

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association's "State of Lung Cancer" 2019 is the second report we have released on key lung cancer statistics for each state. The 2019 report uses data from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American College of Radiology, among other sources. Analysis of this data is conducted by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics team.

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