Spartan Football Is Given a Break As the Fight for Air Climb Lansing Takes over Spartan Stadium

It's More Than a Walk, It's More Than a Run...Go Vertical for a Unique Challenge!

EAST LANSING MI (09/08/2010)(readMedia)-- Instead of hearing the usual Saturday afternoon call of "it's a beautiful day for football," the participants of the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb Lansing will listen to the cheers and encouragements from spectators as they tackle the 1,795 steps of East Lansing's Spartan Stadium.

These are the same steps that bring the boisterous and excited fans of Spartan football each Saturday afternoon. On October 30, 2010, however, these are the steps that will be conquered by the inaugural Fight For Air Climb participants.

Saturday game days in East Lansing would not be the same without tailgating, so the American Lung Association is doing their part in keeping with that tradition. To match the electric, fun atmosphere that is usually present during football season, tailgate games, music and food will be provided to all who volunteer and participate in the climb.

This first year event is one that will provide people of all ages with a fun, relaxed day of entertainment while helping increase awareness and raising money for the American Lung Association's fight against lung disease. The Fight For Air Climb Lansing is a stair climb challenge in which individuals and teams will climb to help fund lung health research, education and advocacy.

In addition to the event occurring during football season, Halloween is another fun way the American Lung Association is celebrate the Fight For Air Climb Lansing. Since the climb is the day before the spooky holiday, participants and volunteers are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to make the climb more fun. Prizes will be awarded to those with the best and most creative costumes.

The 2010 Fight For Air Climb Lansing takes place on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 9 a.m. at Michigan State University's Spartan Stadium in Lansing, MI. For more information, please visit or call 1-248-784-2000. Registration is $20 with a $100 pledge minimum.


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