NASHVILLE, TN (12/13/2017) (readMedia)-- Are you ready for the climb of your life? The American Lung Association in Tennessee is hosting its annual Fight for Air Climb on Saturday, February 17th from 8:00am to 10:30am.

This distinctive and signature event challenges you to climb the 29 floors, or 638 steps inside the Fifth Third Center in downtown Nashville. Registration currently is $25 if purchased before January 1, 2018. After January 1st, registration goes up to $35 a person. There's also a required $100 fundraising minimum to climb.

This event attracts athletes of all levels, firefighters and anyone interested in helping us raise awareness and funds for lung health. We invite the Nashville community to join us in our fight against lung disease as we climb for those who are not able. Sign up now before it's too late!

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for both men and women, surpassing breast cancer in 1987. Over 33 million Americans are currently living with lung disease. Young or old, smoker or not, lung disease can happen to anyone at any time.

All proceeds from this event directly fund Tennessee's local programs and research grants. We invite you to step up to the challenge, to climb for the 33 million effected by lung disease. For more information, log on to