On February 26, 2012, one breath and one stair at a time, the American Lung Association in Colorado and an estimated 2400 Coloradans climbed Republic Plaza, the tallest building in the Rocky Mountain West, to take steps in their fight to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. This year’s goal is to raise $500,000 for the programs and services of ALAC.
Climbers took off in 8-second intervals and climbed 56 floors and 1,098 steps to reach the stunning views of Denver’s skyline. Upon completeing the climb individuals took the elevator back to the lobby for food, fun and interactive booths. Participants climb as a teams or as an individual, although everyone completes the full climb and must meet the $65 fundraising minimum. Prizes were awarded in a variety of categories including fastest climbers, highest fundraisers, and best costume.
Participants this year included Roxlyn Cole, COPD blogger and patient advocate and her friend Mike McBride.
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