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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Breath of Fresh Air at the MTC

Tuesday, December 16, Annalise deZoete from the American Lung Association was on hand in our MTC concourse during South Park High's holiday musical performance to provide collateral materials and registration information to NFTA employees and interested passers-by for the ALA's 5th Annual Fight for Air Climb occurring Saturday, March 14, 2015.

This event brings together over 600 climbers including firefighters, civilians, teams and individuals, running and walking up 38 stories (800 stairs) to support ALA's mission to improve lung health. As its primary sponsor, NFTA-Metro will support the event with a corporate climb team and by raising funds through sponsorships.

Annalise indicated that there will be three upcoming practice climbs that will be held at One Seneca Tower as follows: Wednesday, January 14, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Individuals who want to participate in the practices do not need to be registered, they can just show up and climb. Also, this year Impact Sports will be providing complimentary workout sessions Saturday mornings from 9 - 10 a.m. beginning January 17, to all registered climbers. More information on these classes can be found here.

Mike Moore, NFTA's Team Captain, said, "NFTA staff members who took part in the 38-floor climb last year found it challenging, yet extremely rewarding. I am excited to be a part of this event and encourage you to “climb the steps” with other co-workers in supporting the Fight for Air Climb this year."