NAHANT — Chief Michael Feinberg is pleased to announce that members of the Nahant Fire Department raised more than $1,800 during the Fight for Air Climb to benefit the American Lung Association (ALA).
This year’s event took place on March 30 at One Boston Place, 201 Washington St., Boston, and is the third year that members of the Nahant Fire Department have participated. However, this year marked the seventh time Chief Feinberg has taken part. The Nahant Fire Department members joined 450 other local firefighters as they climbed a Boston skyscraper with 41 floors and 789 stairs.
The Nahant group, which included four members, raised funds through the generous support of family members, friends, fellow firefighters and members of the community.
“This was a grueling exercise that was well worth it to support a great cause like the American Lung Association,” Chief Feinberg said. “On behalf of our whole team, I want to express our gratitude to everyone who donated to support this effort.”
The Fight for Air Climb is a signature fundraiser event of the ALA, and climbs are held annually in skyscrapers across the United States. Participants climb their way up hundreds of stairs with the goal of raising money to support the ALA’s lung health research, patient education and public policy efforts.
The Nahant Fire Department’s Fight for Air Team included Chief Feinberg, Firefighter Robert Tibbo, Firefighter Sean Carritte and Firefighter Merissa Titus.