ALA issues 40-flight, 845-step ‘Fight for Air Climb’ challenge  

The American Lung Association distributed the following press release on January 2…

This year the American Lung Association is challenging those stair-steppers with a new challenge: Promenade Atlanta!

On Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m. hundreds of American Lung Association supporters will scale 40 flights of stairs – that’s 845 steps up Promenade Atlanta at 1230 Peachtree Street. A unique endurance event to benefit a good cause, ‘Fight for Air Climb’ participants climb in support of friends and loved ones who suffer from lung diseases like asthma and lung cancer, and they raise funds for clean air and lung disease research, education and advocacy.  

“Breathing should not be an uphill battle, but for many it is,” said Melissa Bauer, executive director of the American Lung Association in Georgia. “The Fight for Air Climb is an exhilarating experience for running and fitness enthusiasts, but also a humble reminder that no one should have to fight for air on a daily basis.”

Over 1,295,850 people suffer from a lung disease in Georgia, and the Lung Association’s annual ‘Fight for Air Climb’ has been raising awareness for lung education and advocacy for several years.  

‘Fight for Air Climb’ registration is $15 per participant and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. For more information or to register, contact Melissa Bauer at or 770.544.0521 or visit

The American Lung Association of Georgia’s 2019 ‘Fight for Air Climb’ is sponsored by Piedmont Hospital.