WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
Taking the Fight for Clean Air All the Way to the Top
On Sunday morning, March 21, 2010, The BC Lung Association’s 9th Annual Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air is coming to a stairwell near you!
Held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, the event challenges British Columbians to go head-to-head with one of Vancouver’s tallest staircases. A sky-scraping 48 storeys high, participants make their way all the way to the top of the Wall Centre to help raise funds in support of lung health and air quality research, education, and lung patient support programs across the province.
"It’s a fun time and a great cause, and what better New Year’s Resolution than to get fit while you give back by training for a stair climbing event?” says Marissa McFadyen, BC Lung Association Events Coordinator. “Last year we had people ranging from 5 to 84 years old participating – anyone can do it!”
Organizers expect more than 500 stair climbers to ascend the heights of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, including a large contingent of BC firefighters who have participated at the event since its inception 8 years ago and will participate once again on March 21.
Also stepping up are Global BC’s morning newscasters: Lynn Colliar and Steve Darling along with Traffic reporter Wesla Wong and Senior Meteorologist, Mark Madryga.
“Some participants climb for themselves, others to honour a friend or family member affected by lung disease, and while each participant’s motivation is different their reward is the same: making a difference in the lives of the one in five British Columbians affected by lung disease, “ continued McFadyen.
To participate in the 9th Annual Climb the Wall: the Stairclimb for Clean Air, participants must commit to fundraising a minimum of $100 in donations and in return receive:
A limited edition 2010 Stairclimb for Clean Air dry fit shirt
An unbeatable post-climb brunch, compliments of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
A goodie bag full of treats
Plenty of fantastic fundraising incentive prizes include the chance to win a holiday in Rome!
All event proceeds go towards much-needed lung health and air quality research, education, and lung patient support programs across the province. For more information or to register please call 604.731.LUNG or toll free 1.800.665.LUNG or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact:
Destin Haynes, Communications Assistant, BC Lung Association
T 604.731.5864 E email@example.com
Marissa McFadyen, Events Coordinator, BC Lung Association
T 604.731.5864 E firstname.lastname@example.org