Thursday, February 23, 2012

34 Floors. Every Second Counts. Do You Have The Power?

Join the American Lung Association on Saturday, March 31, 2012, and compete in a challenge unlike any other! Whether you are looking to score a winning time or are just hoping to jumpstart a fitness resolution, there is a spot for you at the starting line.

The 5th annual Tackle the Tower at Hartford 21 stair climb is a fundraising event directly hosted by the American Lung Association. The unique “vertical marathon” will allow participants from Connecticut and surrounding areas to race, run, or walk up 34 floors inside Hartford’s tallest residential building. Racers and elite runners will climb first, followed by walking participants. Finally, firefighters from all over New England will climb the 686 stairs in FULL GEAR.

Following the event there will be an After Party and Award Presentation at Black Bear Saloon with drink specials and complimentary appetizers. Medals will be presented to highest fundraisers, fastest competitors, and largest teams.

If you repost this on your website, you can earn a free entry to the event. They are truly interested in making this a successful event, and spreading the word is needed...even if stair climbing isn't for you.

Proceeds from the event support the mission of the American Lung Association, to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Lung disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Your support helps the American Lung Association in the fight for air, so that all can enjoy long, healthy lives. With lung disease on the rise, we are fighting for research that will find a cure for tomorrow. We are fighting for those who can't quit smoking and those who shouldn't start. We are fighting for lungs that burn from exercise rather than from ozone. We are fighting for asthma education to stop children from dying from asthma attacks. We are fighting for laws that improve air quality both inside and out. And we won't breathe easy until we win the fight!

Help the American Lung Association combat lung disease one step at a time!Log onto and click on the Hartford link for volunteer/participant registration links. For more information on how to become involved, please contact Britney Martin, Event Manager, at or at 860-838-4375.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this with me! I reposted on my blog and linked to you as well. I won't be able to run it as we have the CT Finals for my daughter's Odyssey of the Mind team on that day, but I love to spread the word for such a good cause.


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