American Lung Association to Hold Inaugural Stadium Step Up at Historic Brown University


PROVIDENCE, RI (August 8, 2016) American Lung Association of the Northeast today
announced that it will host its first-ever Stadium Step Up event at historic Brown
Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island this Saturday, August 20 from 10am-12pm.
Stadium Step Up, one of several stair climbing training opportunities led by the
American Lung Association, will give participants the opportunity to test their
fitness level by climbing through the stadium’s grandstand.

This event is a new twist on the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb
events which take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums, or arenas and involve
walking, running, or racing up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a «vertical road
race,» teams and individual participants participate to reach a fitness target, to
challenge themselves in a unique race, to be active and meet new friends, and most
importantly, to support the lifesaving mission of the American Lung Association.
The Stadium Step Up Event will serve as a training opportunity for those planning to
participate in the 2017 Fight for Air Climb at the Omni Hotel in Providence, Rhode
Island next March.

The morning will also include music, exhibits, kid-friendly games, Zumba and boot
camp sessions, prize drawings and snacks. To register, visit and make a $25 donation. (No further fundraising
required.) Exhibitors & Sponsors include Automated Business Solutions, B101,
Baystate Financial, Herbalife, Hint Water, iHeartMedia & RI Natural Awakenings, and
212 Health & Performance.

Those with questions about Stadium Step Up or the Fight for Air Climb can contact To find out more about the event and to register, visit

When: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10am – 12pm.

Where: Brown Stadium at Brown University, 400 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI

Why: For over 100 years the Lung Association has been at the forefront of the Fight
for Air. All proceeds from the Stadium Step Up and the 2017 Fight for Air Climb will
fund lung disease research, advocacy and education; including smoking cessation
programs, COPD/asthma management, and advocacy for stronger clean air standards.


About the American Lung Association of the Northeast
The American Lung Association of the Northeast is part of the American Lung
Association, the oldest voluntary health organization in the U.S. Established in
1904 to combat tuberculosis; our mission today is to save lives by improving lung
health and preventing lung disease. The focus is on air quality, asthma, tobacco
control, and all lung disease. The American Lung Association in the Northeast serves
CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT. (

American Lung Association of the Northeast • 21 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor• New
York, NY 10018
1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) (