Up the Ante for National Take the Stairs Day on January 10 and Register to Scale the Strat
American Lung Association in Nevada offers special discount code for $10 off Scale the Strat Registration
People across the country will ditch their elevator ride on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018 and take the stairs in honor of National Take the Stairs Day which is why the American Lung Association in Nevada is challenging Las Vegas residents to take it one step further and register to climb all 108 floors to the top of the iconic Stratosphere Tower in February.
To celebrate National Take the Stairs Day and Scale the Strat’s ten year anniversary, the American Lung Association in Nevada is offering a special coupon code for $10 off Scale the Strat registration (registration is $60). The coupon code – TAKETHESTAIRS – is only valid from midnight until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. To register visit www.scalethestrat.com.
Scale the Strat will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas.
“Breathing should not be an uphill battle, but for many it is,” said Kristina Crawford, executive director of the American Lung Association in Nevada. “Scale the Strat is an exhilarating experience for athletes of all abilities and a humble reminder that no one should have to fight for air on a daily basis.”
Scale the Strat is part of the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb series, which raises money for lung disease research, education and advocacy. In addition to registration fees, all climbers are required to make a minimum fundraising pledge of $150. Online support and personal fundraising coaching is available online and through Lung Association staff.
Last year, a record 800 climbers of all abilities registered to run or walk 1,455 steps up the Stratosphere Tower and raised $237,000 to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Since the climb’s inception, nearly $1.5 million has been raised to support those living with lung disease.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been the presenting sponsor for all ten years of the Fight for Air Climb, and Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower donates staff, services and use of the facility for this popular athletic event.
To learn more about Scale the Strat or take advantage of the special $10 off registration, visit www.scalethestrat.com or contact Valerie Weiderman at 702-431-6333 or Valerie.Weiderman@lung.org.
About the American Lung Association: The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, MJ LIVE, the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute show, and L.A. Comedy Club, showcasing the hottest up-and-coming stand-up comics. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).
About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has been serving Nevada since 1969. As Nevadans, we live and work in the same communities we serve. Anthem has been a proud sponsor of the Scale the Strat since the event began. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc., dba HMO Nevada. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AnthemBCBS_News and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AskAnthem.