By: Revanche

American Lung Association: 1197 steps, 52 flights, how many hours do I have?

March 17, 2007

BoyDucky called at lunchtime today to invite me to join him at a climbing fundraiser for the American Lung Association. We’re climbing to the top of 555 California in San Francisco: a whopping 52 flights of stairs!! I don’t know why 1200 steps sounded perfectly fine over the phone but, uh, that’s a LOT OF STAIRS. Still, it’s kind of exciting. This is all new to me: the fundraising, the pre-training, the whole bit. There’s definitely gotta be some training involved because crapping out on the tenth flight would be incredibly embarrassing.

Climbers are encouraged to create a website where their sponsors can donate money as well, and I considered making that available to my blog readers. If anyone’s interested, email me at (myname)@yahoo.com and I’ll make that information available to you!

Participants are raising funds for:

American Lung Association research, education and advocacy programs in the areas of:

  • Asthma
  • Clean Air and Climate Change
  • Tobacco Control and Secondhand Smoke
  • Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Tuberculosis

2 Responses to “American Lung Association: 1197 steps, 52 flights, how many hours do I have?”

  1. mOOm says:

    It is a lot. There are 300 steps here from downtown (where I live) up to the University where I work on the hill. I try to avoid the steps and walk on smoothly sloping road sections. I’ve also climbed a lot of steps on the island of Capri. I think there were 800 there.

  2. ~Moom~ Oy. This will be an adventure!

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