Lung Association holds annual stair-climb event

Four Abbotsford residents participating in 15th Climb the Wall event on Feb. 21 to raise money for lung health research and awareness.

Four Abbotsford residents will be participating in the BC Lung Association's annual Climb the Wall event.

Four Abbotsford residents will be participating in the BC Lung Association's annual Climb the Wall event.

Abbotsford’s Cory, Megan, Morgan and Nancy Kornicki and Connie Kug will join 400 others on Feb. 21 to fight for clean air by climbing one of Vancouver’s tallest buildings.

If that’s not enough of a challenge, the BC Lung Association has introduced a new Fight and Flight Challenge, an obstacle course designed to test participants’ strength, stamina and lungs, culminating with 48 storeys of intense stair-climbing.

The Kornickis and Kug, long-time supporters of the BC Lung Association, have been involved with Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air for four years.

“It’s such a fun event with great people,” Cory said. “Our first year, we were inspired to participate in support of a friend with lung failure. Since then our team has continued to grow, and this event has become a family tradition that we look forward to all year.”

All funds raised at the event go to lung health research, as well as patient support, advocacy, and education. According to the Lung Association, one in five British Columbians has lung disease.

For more information or to register, visit stairclimb.ca or call the BC Lung Association at 604-731-LUNG (5864).