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Why Do We Climb? Fight for Air Stair Climb 2014

24 Mar 2014
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Why Do We Climb? Fight for Air Stair Climb 2014

This past weekend, the Lung Institute participated as a proud sponsor of the Fight for Air Stair Climb, an event hosted by the American Lung Association in support of lung disease research, education and prevention. The stair climb happens in tall buildings in different cities across the United States. Often, firefighters and law enforcement participate in the climb wearing their full gear to show support for the cause.

This is the second consecutive year that the Lung Institute team has participated in the event. As a team, we agree that this challenge definitely put our lungs to the test! We ran up 42 floors in the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa and look forward to participating in the event again next year.

Why Do We Climb?

We climbed for all of the people across the nation suffering from the debilitating symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease, and most importantly we climbed for our patients at the Lung Institute.

If you or a loved one has COPD or other lung disease and want to learn more about treatment options, contact us or call (800) 729-3065.


  1. PB

    4 months ago

    Dear Shirley,

    First and foremost, we’re sorry to hear that you’ve been going through such a difficult time with shortness of breath. While chronic lung diseases have similar symptoms, they have some differences in symptoms as well. Because lung disease affects everyone differently, it’s important to discuss your questions and concerns with your doctor. Your doctor knows you and your health well, so he or she will be able to guide you best. In the meantime, you can read more about COPD by clicking here. We hope this is helpful information for you, and we wish you the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Shirley

    4 months ago

    Some days I’m just fine then out of know where if I am just walking out to check mail I haven’t I sit down for a min then continue….i have no couch no flem …and when this happens I am still breathing and I can inhale and exhale…..is this still copd ….i am having a hard time understanding

  3. PB

    6 months ago

    Hello Nadeem,

    The Lung Institute treats people with a variety of pulmonary conditions, including pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and others. To read more about the conditions we treat, check out the lung diseases we treat page. Also, to have your questions answered, please feel free to contact us to speak with one of our patient coordinators one-on-one by calling (855) 313-1149. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Nadeem

    6 months ago

    My mother is suffering from lung fibroisis, does your institute treat this deseas .she is 67yrs old.

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