Start Your New Year on the Right Foot and Register for the Fight for Air Climb

NASHVILLE TN (01/23/2013)(readMedia)-- Training for the 2013 Fight For Air Climb is the perfect first step to take in becoming healthy during the New Year.

The American Lung Association is hosting their first annual Fight For Air Climb in Nashville and they're looking for participants and supporters to help them fight for air.

On Saturday, March 9th, climbers, walkers, runners and supporters of the American Lung Association will climb the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower. Participants will challenge themselves to climb 27 stories of stairs (638 steps) while raising money to help support the fight against lung disease. The goal of the event is to raise over $40,000 to support lung health research, education and advocacy in Tennessee.

Lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer and COPD cannot yet be cured, but they can be managed. Making sure people know what's needed to take control of these lung diseases is one of the American Lung Association's top priorities. 35 million Americans are living with chronic lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer and COPD. Lung cancer is America's #1 cancer killer.

The day's festivities begin with the Standard Climb, where participants race or climb at their own pace, which will start at 9am. The First Responders Challenge, where local firefighters, police, EMS/EMT and military officers participate will be the last event of the day, with the last climber in at 12pm. All festivities will be held at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN.

This year's event is sponsored by Kindred Hospital, Genentech, HealthSpring, Boston Scientific, SouthComm, First Call Ambulance Service and Mountain Glacier Water.

The Fight For Air Climb is a NashVitality event, designated as an opportunity for healthy, active and green living and learning for Nashville residents and visitors. NashVitality is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Registration is now open, and the fee is only $35 per person to enter. In addition, participants raise a minimum of $100 in donations and can qualify for a variety of incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise.

Sign-ups for the climb are well underway, but space is still available for individuals or teams. Anyone interested in more information, or in making a donation to support this event can call (615) 329-1151 or visit the website at