Portland Firefighters Get Top Time In Boston American Lung Association Stair Climb
According to WGME, our Portland Firefighters had the fastest time for the second year in a row at the American Lung Association's Boston "Fight For Air Stair Climb" on Saturday. You've probably heard about this event, it's a huge fundraiser for the American Lung Association and bragging rites are hard earned in this grueling contest.
Firefighters from the Portland Fire Department climbed 44 stories, that's 789 stairs in full gear inside One Boston Place. They really put their lungs to work. This is their second year coming in with the fastest time! Civilians also took part to walk, run or race.
The Fight For Air Stair Climb is the top fundraising event for the American Lung Association. This year the Boston event raised $136,128.06. Last year 44 prominent skyscrapers hosted the event, there were 26,000 participants that raised over 7.4 million dollars.
The American Lung Association will use the money raised on Saturday for research, patient and public policy effort and to help the millions of Americans impacted by asthma, COPD, air pollution, lung cancer and other lung diseases.