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Hundreds to gather in downtown Detroit on March 1 for Fight For Air Climb

Posted: 6:18 AM, Mar 01, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-01 09:00:11-05
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — Hundreds to gather in downtown Detroit on Sunday, March 1, for Fight For Air Climb.

The Fight For Air Climb invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams and first responders to race up the stairs of one of two towers in downtown Detroit – Ally Detroit Center and One Woodward. Firefighters and first responders will climb up and down One Woodward (a total of 55 floors and 1,108 stairs), and elite climbers and all other participants will climb up and down Ally Detroit Center (a total of 82 floors, 1,740 steps). Several practice climbs are offered throughout the year to help people train for the event.

In Michigan, more than 1.4 million people live with lung disease, and this year alone, more than 8,000 residents will be diagnosed with lung cancer. The Fight For Air Climb raises awareness for lung disease, raises money for life-saving research, and funds critical local programming like educational programs to help local children manage their asthma and free programs to help locals quit smoking.

To learn more about the Fight For Air Climb at Downtown Detroit, happening on March 1, 2020, visit FightForAirClimb.org/Detroit [action.lung.org].