It's time to Scale the Strat

CREATED Mar 3, 2012

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The American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN) and Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield will host the fourth annual Scale the Strat, an extreme stair climb event and fundraiser at the world famous Stratosphere Tower on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 2012.

Participants will scale 108 floors inside The Stratosphere Tower, the highest building west of the Mississippi River, to raise money for the American Lung Association in Nevada's mission of preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.  Teams and individuals will race for the fastest times and fundraising dollars. 

Last year, about 300 people participated in this extreme climbing event and raised a record $110,000 for the American Lung Association in Nevada.  The winning time was seven minutes and 26 seconds.

ALAN Executive Director Allison Newlon Moser says, "We know as out-of-breath climbers reach the top of the Stratosphere Tower, they'll be thinking about those who struggle to breathe everyday. 
That's what this climb is all about - helping those who fight lung disease, asthma or struggle with smoking.  We're working to provide clean air for everyone who lives in Nevada."

The event is limited to the first 400 participants who are 18 years of age or older.  There will be a qualifying event on Saturday, March 3 and the top 50 climbers with the fastest times will compete again on Sunday, March 4 for a "Climb-Off".

Registration is $50. Climbers are also asked to make a minimum fundraising pledge of $150 to the American Lung Association. Detailed event and registration information can be found at