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Patty Kaplan


Cleveland Spotlight

Calling all Cleveland Climbers:  We’re looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Terminal Tower, downtown Cleveland, for our inaugural Fight For Air Climb where you will experience the climb of your life. 

A very special welcome goes out to our silver sponsor, St. Vincent Charity Hospital; their support is much appreciated.  Kudos to two growing teams: the Sherwin Steppers from the Sherwin-Williams Company and the City of Lakewood Firefighters.  Keep those numbers on the rise by recruiting new members to your team for the event. 

VolleyballVolleyball tournaments are being planned at Cleveland Plays; it’s a good way to earn money for your teams so watch for news on the website –

Keep on climbing!

FFA climb long sleeve shirtsTeam Challenge Winners!

Thank you to all the teams for participating in the challenge.  There was a tie!  The Grand Prize winning teams to receive Fight For Air Climb T-shirts are:

Bad News Stairs and Climbatize both teams will receive the Grand Prize for recruiting the most team members (9 members each).

The following teams have won Fight For Air Climb Car Decals for the whole team for recruiting 5 + members:

  • Lakewood Firefighters (8 new members)
  • Solar Stair Stars/Henry Ford Health System (6 new members)
  • The Hot Steppers (6 new members)

 Social NetworkingTeam Building Tip

Utilize Social Networking such as; Twitter and Facebook. Join the Fight For Air Climb Fan Page and follow the Climb on Twitter @fight4airclimbs.  Ask people in your social and professional networks to join the Fan Page and your climb team.  You can post a link to your Team Webpage, talk about upcoming team events or trainings all on the Fan Page.

 Climb ShirtFundraising Tip

Update your personal fundraising page.  Post a picture from last year’s climb or you while training. Add your personal story so donors know why you are climbing and why they should donate to you.  You can even add a video or start a blog.  If you are having trouble accessing your personal page, contact your local climb manager.

Apple Cider VinegerTraining Tip

Apple cider vinegar helps with soreness from stair climbing.  You can purchase it at the grocery store.  Pour 1 cup to 2 cups in a warm bath water and soak for about 20 minutes. It is an alternative to help with soreness or heavy legs.

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