Monday, March 22, 2010

American Lung Association Event's Favorite Photos

This past Saturday, March 20, 2010 the American Lung Association held their annual Philadelphia Fight For Air Climb at the Bell Atlantic Tower, located at 1717 Arch St.  Hundreds of people turned out to run/climb fifty flights of stairs, 1088 steps altogether,  in support of the ongoing fight against lung disease.  I was there along with a few other classmates to cover the event and to promote our student run photo agency, Aperture Agency.  
Registration for the climb began at 7am with the climb starting at 8:30 and finishing up around 3pm.  I was only able to be there from 7 until around 10:30 due to work obligations but it was definitely worth it.  The people involved in the event, from organizers to volunteers to participants were all very welcoming and could not have been nicer or more accomadating.  In this blog post I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the event, so here it goes:

Mayor Nutter Addressed the participants before the start of the race and shook hands with some of the first competitors before heading off to tackle important city issues I'm sure.

After Mayor Nutter spoke, the races began, some of the faster competitors finished the race in under 8 minutes, I would have absolutely no shot at making that time, let alone finishing.

There was a diverse number of participants that took part in this climb to fight lung disease.  The following images are some of the groups that took part, firefighters, families, groups of friends, fathers and sons, etc.

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