Lung Association Urges Pittsburgh to Step Up for National Take the Stairs Day to Support Lung Health

The 2022 Fight For Air Climb – Pittsburgh registration now open – event pairs fitness with philanthropy to raise funds for lung diseases including COVID-19, asthma and lung cancer

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Rear view of young woman walking up stairs outdoors

January 12 is National Take the Stairs Day, and the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania is challenging people in the Pittsburgh region to adopt healthy habits in the new year by taking the stairs, and then support lung health by registering for the Fight For Air Climb – Pittsburgh taking place on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

In celebration of National Take the Stairs Day, registrants who sign up for the Lung Association’s 2022 Fight For Air Climb – Pittsburgh today before midnight will receive a National Take the Stairs Day discount using promo code NTTSD.

National Take the Stairs Day is an annual observance on the second Wednesday of January that gives Americans an opportunity to adopt healthy routines like taking the stairs. Stair climbing is a great way to burn calories but is also a simple way to improve your overall health. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association’s Physical Activities Guidelines for Americans, experts recommend small changes to daily activities such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. 

The Lung Association encourages residents to take the stairs on National Take the Stairs Day, and then sign up for the Fight For Air Climb – Pittsburgh to tackle the stairs of PNC Park on Saturday, March 19, 2022. This year, the Fight For Air Climb – Pittsburgh will be held at PNC Park where participants will experience one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline while climbing around the lower bowl of the baseball field. Money raised at the Climb will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is shining an even brighter light on the importance of lung health,” said Steve Gillis, Development Director, Lung Association. “National Take the Stairs Day is a great way to improve your own lung health and your community’s by supporting the Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb.”

The Fight For Air Climb – Pittsburgh challenges residents to climb 1,077 steps in the iconic baseball park. The Lung Association is also offering a “Climb Your Way” option for those who can’t make it to the physical event. Proof of vaccination will be required to participate in-person.

For more information about the Fight For Air Climb – Pittsburgh, and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/pittsburghand use code NTTSD today (till midnight) to save $10 on the $35 registration fee.

Your safety is always our number one priority. We are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect your Climb. Check your local Climb website for the most up-to-date information. Check your local Climb website for the most up-to-date information. 

Editor’s Note: For media interested in speaking to a lung health expert or learning about a lung health hero’s personal journey with lung disease, please contact Val Gleason at 717-971-1123 or Val.Gleason@Lung.org.

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About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.