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Climb for health

Proceeds help ease breathing problems
Climb for health

It’s not a traditional road race or even a triathlon; it’s a stair climb to the top of one of BC’s tallest buildings, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

The 11th Annual Stairclimb for Clean Air saw close to 500 participants scale the 48 floors of the downtown Vancouver landmark in the name of lung health and clean air, including Powell River’s Jennifer Zroback.

Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, but receives only a fraction of available health research dollars. Stairclimb participants are working to change that.

Over the event’s 10-year history, organizers have helped raise $1.2 million to help fund advances in treatment. To date this year’s event has raised well over $150,000. Post-event fundraising continues until March 23 and organizers hope to reach the $250,000 mark.

To make a donation in support of the one in five British Columbians suffering from breathing problems readers can call the BC Lung Association at 1.604.731.5864 or email

All event proceeds go toward vital lung health and air quality research, programs and initiatives.