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Louisville’s first American Lung Association Fight For Air stair climb hosted by the National City Tower is you and your team versus all those stairs.

On Feb. 1, the Fight For Air climb will “attract elite to casual athletes, firefighters, military heroes, corporate and work teams and individuals climbing to honor loved ones affected by lung disease,” according to the news release.

It has also attracted a team of local entrepreneurs. Alex Frommeyer, CEO of Beam Technologies, writes:

Our group of stair stepping masters is Dayna Neumann (founder and president of Exsellerator), Kelby Price (founder Pivyt), and Joel Adams (serial entrepreneur). Let me be clear: With the exception of Dayna, our team is confident that we are going to get pummeled in the competitive portion of the Climb.  We are not asking anyone to hit the stairs for us. Just please follow this link and give our team $5, $10, or $20 to help us meet our fundraising goal in the next 2 weeks.

And while climbing 780 stairs may sound monotonous, there will be entertainment along the way. Jay the DJ, Louisville League of Mascots, Crimans Puppets and Celtic group Guilderoy Byrne will entertain you during the climb, and Louisville School of Massage will offer chair massages when you’re done.

Climbers need to raise a minimum of $100 in donations. All proceeds support lung health programs and research. Presenting sponsors are Humana Vitality and Cassidy Turley.

For more details and registration, call Climb manager Deena Kinkade Adams at 502-363-2652, email [email protected], or go to