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Falck San Diego Partners with American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb, San Diego

San Diego CA— Falck San Diego, a subsidiary of Falck – the world’s leading emergency services provider, has partnered with the American Lung Association in California – San Diego to present the fifth annual Fight For Air Climb. The event will take place on March 29 at the One American Plaza building in Downtown San Diego. The Fight For Air Climb is the only event in San Diego that challenges the public to ascend the entire height of the tallest building in San Diego, climbing all 657 steps to raise support and awareness for those affected by lung disease.

“Falck San Diego is honored to be supporting this year’s Fight For Air Climb,” said Mark Norman, ‎Managing Director at Falck San Diego. “We are excited to partner with the American Lung Association in California for this annual event to promote lung health and the importance of clean air. We firmly believe in the Lung Association’s mission and will continue to support events that raise awareness about important health issues in the San Diego community.”

falck_logoFalck San Diego currently serves San Diego County’s non-emergency market, providing high-quality medical transportation services throughout the area. Falck and its world-class employees are driven by the mission of providing every San Diego resident with the highest quality of care. Falck is well-known in the San Diego region for supporting a wide variety of community events, including the San Diego AIDS Walk, 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, U.S. Police and Fire Championships and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

“We are grateful to partner with a value-based organization such as Falck for the Fight For Air Climb,” said Teresa Contreras, Director of Development for the American Lung Association in California – San Diego. “Their work in bringing people together around the issue of lung disease is an essential part of building awareness in the San Diego community and raising money for critical research. We are proud that Falck supports the important fight for clean air and healthy lungs through the excellent work they do.”

Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and is the nation’s leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, taking more lives than breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancers combined.  Lung disease is particularly prevalent in California as 90 percent of Californians live in areas with unhealthy air, contributing to breathing problems for the more than five million of our state’s citizens afflicted with asthma.

Online registration is open at www.FightForAirClimb.org. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. For more information about the event, please contact Teresa Contreras at (619) 683-8650 or visit www.FightForAirClimb.org