Hundreds reach new heights to fight lung disease


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) More than 500 Western New Yorkers, including almost 100 firefighters in full heavy turnout gear, climbed 800 steps up the One Seneca Tower in downtown Buffalo Saturday morning to Benefit the American Lung Association. The 4th annual Fight For Air Climb raises money to help fight lung disease and support clean air.

“Our Fight for Air Climb in Buffalo continues to thrive with each passing year,” said Jeff Seyler, President & CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast.  “We are overwhelmed by the support of our generous sponsors, climbers, volunteers and the greater Buffalo community. Each dollar we raise will help to fund our important research, education and advocacy efforts here in Buffalo and beyond.”

The Lung Association tells News 4 they expect to reach their $120,000 goal to support its fight for healthy lungs and clean air. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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