Fight For Air Climb Raises Nearly 180,000 to Combat Lung Disease by Climbing San Francisco’s Iconic Staircases

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Fight for Air Climb, the American Lung Association’s annual fundraising event, was held on May 1 in the Bay Area.

The Fight for Air Climb event series has been held in cities all over the United States for the past 15 years and is the organization’s top community fundraising event. While the event has traditionally been held indoors, it was moved outdoors in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In the Bay Area, Fight for Air Climb involved an exploration of San Francisco’s plentiful outdoor staircases.

On race day, teams of participants, including a large showing from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office as well as local American Lung Association executive committee members, tackled a racecourse of open-air stairways as they collected points, prizes, and raised money for the Bay Area Chapter of the nonprofit. The chapter offered a virtual race challenge for those preferring to remain separate from larger groups.

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Sponsors for Fight for Air Climb in the Bay Area included Brayton Purcell LLP, Charles Schwab, Western Allied, Summit Financial and FluidStance.

Donna Berry GlassDonna Berry Glass is a freelance writer in Marin County who writes mostly about family and kid-oriented topics. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family exploring the natural beauty of Marin, snuggling with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel while reading a good book or whipping up something delicious in her space-challenged kitchen. Donna is a supporter of the California Academy of Sciences, a world class science museum and research institution, and the Institute on Aging which provides much needed services to seniors and disabled individuals.