Can you climb 24 flights of stairs? That's what many people do at American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb in Salt Lake City, Utah. In fact, last year there were firefighters in full firefighting gear (I think they're called "turnouts".) They would climb the 24 flights of stairs in their heavy gear and almost pass out. What a feat!
There are some fitness nuts who repeatedly climb the 24 flights of stairs. I saw multiple people last year climbing the stairs over and over and over. One person was trying to repeat the climb enough times so it was the same distance as if he was climbing Mount Everest. Wow!
Last year I went to the climb with Hubby and daughter Kitty. It's a great chance to talk to other people with asthma and see what resources are available. The American Lung Association works with several different areas for people who suffer with asthma, emphysema and COPD, second hand smoke and they fund lung cancer research.
So the money you donate is well spent in these areas. They also work with air quality and radon (did you know that exposure to radon has also been linked to lung cancer?) To find out more about radon, click here.
To find out more about the Fight For Air Climb, click here.
If you are adventurous, come join the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb on February 25th in Salt Lake City!