On February 8, 300 expected climbers will take to the stairs of 360 State Street, New Haven’s greenest building. Last year, 200 raced up 413 stairs to the building’s 32nd floor to raise money to benefit the American Lung Association of the Northeast. The event hopes to raise $50,000 in 2013.
“We are excited to return to New Haven’s greenest building this year,” said Jeff Seyler, President & CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast. “360 State Street continues to be a great partner in the Fight for Air. The funds raised at the Fight for Air Climb are vital to the work we are doing to combat lung disease and air pollution.”
The American Lung Association is committed to combatting all lung disease including lung cancer, COPD, and asthma. In Connecticut alone, more than 252,000 adults and another 91,000 children suffer from asthma. All funds raised support the organization’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Teams of firefighters are encouraged to participate in the Firefighter Challenge. Firefighters will race to the top of 360 State Street wearing full gear. The fastest team will walk away with the Fastest Firefighting Team trophy. This coveted award has gone to Stamford Fire Local 786 for the last three years. Fire departments throughout the region are encouraged to step up to the challenge.
Registration for the 2013 Fight for Air Climb: Scale 360 State Street is now open at Climbofyourlife.org. Participants can either climb as teams or as individuals. Teams must have at least five members to qualify for team awards. Each climber is responsible for a registration fee and a $100 fundraising minimum. The current registration fee is $25; it increases to $35 on September 30. There will be no additional discounts offered.
An afterparty and awards ceremony will take place immediately following the climb at O’Toole’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 157 Orange Street, just a short walk from 360 State Street. Individual and team awards will be given, as well as individual and team awards for firefighters.
the 2013 Fight for Air Climb: New Haven include 360 State Street, O’Toole’s
Irish Pub & Restaurant, Radio 104 WMRQ, Bomba 97.1 FM, WFSB Channel 3, AMP
Radio Network, Poland Spring and Elm City Market. Kindred Healthcare serves as
National Corporate Team sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are available at
various levels; please contact event manager Danielle Ferrari at (860) 838-4375