Annual climb aims to raise over $200k for American Lung Association

January 19, 2014 by  

The 6th annual Fight for Air Climb is taking place at the Omni Providence this February.

Approximately 900 participants are expected to take part in the 22 floor climb; among those will be firefighters in full gear. The event is being called a “vertical road race” and will no doubt test the endurance of everyone who chooses to take part in it.

All proceeds will go towards the American Lung Association, and this year’s goal is to raise $209,000 for the organization. Participants can either join in individually or as a team; they must be aged 13 and over. The registration fee is $35 or $100 in pledges. A car bumper sticker will be given to anyone who raises at least $15 in pledges. Pledges can be raised from friends, coworkers, family members or through the American Lung Association’s website. Awards will also be given out in various age categories at an after party at Ri Ra Irish.

This annual event will probably attract people from all over the area such as Warwick who want to take part in the climb. Organizers may possible be have worked with local printing companies to produce pledge forms, display banners and flyers to help make the event a success and for them to reach the fundraising goal.

The Fight for Air Climb is taking place at the Omni Providence on February 22 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. To find out more about the event, contact Daniel Bowler at 401-533-5175.