FORT MYERS, Florida 29 April 2011— Runners willing to brave more than 500 steps while scaling 30 floors of High Point Place will have their chance this coming Saturday morning at 9 a.m., courtesy of the 2nd annual American Lung Association’s “Fight for Air Stair Climb” hosted by its regional Gulf Coast chapter. The event, scheduled to raise money and accumulate pledges for the ALA, helped garner more than $50,000 last year for the association, and looks to top that total this year.
“In my 20 years with the American Lung Association, we haven’t seen a finer event than the Stair Climb at High Point Place,” says regional director for the ALA Kurt Goerke. “The location of the event, High Point Place, is appropriately named for stair climbers looking to help advance our cause.”
The event will begin at 8 a.m. at High Point Place, with the “Fire Fighter’s Challenge,” where local firemen will climb the stairs of High Point Place at 30 second intervals, with nearly 70 lbs. of equipment and wear. Once finished, the “Fight for Air” will commence at approximately 9 a.m. To date, ALA expects nearly 200 runners to climb stairs this Saturday morning, but encourages walk-ups the day of the event. The pledge amount is $35 the day of the event, with an additional $100 pledge request. You can learn more about registering at fightforairclimb.org or by calling Kurt at 239-908-2685.
“We’re happy to help the American Lung Association’s cause, and proud that High Point Place can play a role,” says Nick Cameratta of Cameratta Companies (www.camerattacompanies.com).
Enjoy the ultimate living experience at High Point Place, luxury waterfront 32-story high-rise located in the Fort Myer’s River District. Footsteps away you will find Publix Supermarket, First Watch Restaurant, The Edison & Ford Estates, The Boston Red Sox Spring Training Stadium along with dining, boating, entertainment and shopping in the downtown River District. Private elevator entrances lead you through double doors exposing breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River in the day, and the sparkling lights of downtown in the evening. All residence interiors have been custom selected and are sure to impress. A second terrace off the guest suite provides views of Fort Myers and beyond. Resort style amenities include a poolside retreat, conference room, state-of-the-art fitness center with men’s and women’s saunas and a social lounge for entertaining. Fully furnished guest suites are available for friends and family. For more information on High Point Place or Cameratta Companies, please feel free to visit us online at www.highpointplace.com.