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Firefighters ascend 50 floors for charity this April.
MILTON, GA., Feb. 24, 2010 - The Clydesdale is renowned for its strength, stamina and teamwork - just like Milton's firefighters.
This April, the Milton Clydesdales will once again prove why they are worthy of the name as a team of city firefighters will ascend the 50 floors - that's 1150 stairs in full turnout gear - of One Ninety One Peachtree in Atlanta for charity.
It's called the Fight for Air Climb 2010, and it's all to raise money for the American Lung Association in its mission to foster lung disease awareness, research, advocacy and education. The event takes place Saturday, April 17 and features hundreds of families and corporate and fire station teams from across the state. This year, the team's goal is $1,500. The Clydesdales are currently in fourth place among fundraisers, and were the top team last year. To donate to the Milton Clydesdales, click here.
This will be the Clydesdales' second year competing, and hopes are high for an overall win. Milton took third last year and had the winner and fastest climber in the event - firefighter Thom Brown. He scaled the skyscraper in 9 minutes, 38 seconds - all while wearing 25 pounds of gear. Firefighter Christopher Seay has competed in the Fight for Air Climb for the three years he's been a Milton firefighter. Last year he helped organize the Clydesdales, an opportunity he jumped at again this winter. "This is an amazing event," said Seay. "It is a way to encourage fitness among the firefighters, get the community involved in charitable giving and, above all, raise funds for the American Lung Association."
Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us, or call 678-242-2500.