- Post 31 March 2013
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Atlanta runners and fitness buffs trained at 12:30 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in March to prepare to climb 52 stories at 191 Peachtree Street Tower during the April 6 "Fight for Air" event.
This fundraiser helps the American Lung Association research, educate and advocate for healthy lungs. Resolution Fitness, located right there in 191 Peachtree Tower, is leading the training.
Can't climb? Then all are invited to either be a sponsor or come and volunteer. To join or support the Fight for Air, call the American Lung Association in Georgia, 770-434-5864, or visit www.fightforairclimbatlanta.org.
Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for one in six deaths. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Air pollution threatens the lives of millions.
American Lung Association researchers seek to reverse, treat, prevent and find cures for all lung disease. Also, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy air for more than 40 years.
Victories in the Fight for Air include requiring cleaner diesel buses and trucks, getting power plants to clean up emissions and winning smoke-free work and public places across the nation.
(Photo: Pictured here, preparing for the climb, are Tamara Stocks (from left), Kizmet and James Nelson, Pat Durret, Julie Fredick, Tim Fish, Felix Chu, Ronnie Wright, Whitney Baldwin, Luis Aguilar, and Victor Serrano.)