Fight For Air Climb

      Renee Klein, President & CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific Region, and Dr. Keith Bachman from Kaiser Permanente, joined us today to talk about the American Lung Association's "Fight For Air Climb" stair climb event, to be held Sunday, January 27th, is guaranteed to be a fun, exciting workout that also supports a worthy cause. Families, individuals and teams will climb to the top floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland to raise awareness for the millions of Americans who suffer from lung disease.
      The Kaiser Permanente Fight For Air Climb is a stair climb event, or as some like to call it, a "vertical foot race." This is a timed event that can be done by the serious athlete as well as friends, family and coworkers. The U.S. Bancorp Tower, at 40 floors, is tall enough to be challenging for the competitive racer as well as the weekend warrior!
      There are three categories to choose from when registering. Elite athletes will register as individuals and be given a spot in the first wave of climbers, followed by those in the less competitive "friends and family" category. Firefighters and others in first-responder gear or military uniform will follow in the final wave. All participants will receive a timing chip for the race and an opportunity to see their personal race results.
      All proceeds will support the American Lung Association's mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The Lung Association achieves its mission through education, advocacy and research.
      Don't let your family miss out on this exciting opportunity to get involved, get active, and have fun! For more information and to register please visit