Climbing to raise awareness for a silent disease


COLUMBUS, Ohio — This weekend marks a big milestone for a lot of people around central Ohio.It's the 5th annual American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb.The Climb is 40 floors — 880 stairs — to get to the top of the Rhodes Tower downtown.It’s an event hundreds of people participate in each year for different reasons.“I climb because I am an asthmatic,” said Katina Fitch. “And because I just want to be an advocate and use this platform for other people that have asthma and also to encourage people not to let it stop them.”Fitch is preparing for her own 5th Fight for Air Climb.She manages her asthma with three daily medications that at times, have seemed out of reach.“At one point I was paying probably $80 for my Advair, until recently, but my...

Climbing to raise awareness for a silent disease

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