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DENVER (KDVR) — The American Lung Association hosted its Fight for Air Climb at Coors Field Saturday Morning.

At 8 a.m. several brave climbers and first responders tackled the stadium’s stairs to raise awareness and money for the fight against lung disease. However this year the group has also added COVID-19 to that fight.

The Denver Fight For Air Climb typically takes place in the stairwells of Republic Plaza but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge for the safety of participants, volunteers and staff. Climbers took on the stadium stairs, totaling a mile long, to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease and end COVID-19.

Every step counts, as they’ve already surpassed their goal of raising $175,000 (tap here to donate).

Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the American Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. 

Organizers said the COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics.