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Do Good, Feel Great: American Lung Association invites New Jersey area residents to climb stairs of iconic Red Bull Arena

NEW JERSEY – Here in New Jersey, there are more than 980,000 people living with lung disease, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and others.

To help fund the American Lung Association’s work to end lung disease, today, the American Lung Association in New Jersey announced that it will host the iconic Fight For Air Climb at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ on Saturday, April 29 starting at 9:00 a.m. with a fundraising goal of $75,000.

This is the 9th year of the Fight For Air Climb in New Jersey. For the event, participants will climb 780 steps up and down at the Red Bull Arena with a mission to defeat lung disease and a fundraising goal of $75,000.

“Fight For Air Climb events are great for friends, family, companies and first responder teams to climb stairs to support people with lung disease and lung cancer, have fun and get some great exercise. And anyone can climb! This event is designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers,” said Erica Masin, Executive Director of the Lung Association.

Joining the Fight For Air Climb supports the work of the Lung Association to defeat lung cancer, improve the air we breathe, reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families, and eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.

“In addition to supporting a crucial cause, stair climbing has significant health benefits like improving balance and coordination and strengthening major muscles,” Masin said.

For more information and to register, visit FightForAirClimb.org/newjersey. Registration open until April 26, after that register onsite at event.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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