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Fight for Air Climb

Update | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Columbus State Climbers completed their “Fight For Air Challenge” with the American Lung Association at Rhodes Towers on Saturday, February 15. Each team member climbed 40 flights with 880 stair steps. It was the sixth year Columbus State participated in this event. The Air Climb raises funds for research, advocacy for cleaner air, and support for those who want healthy lungs and freedom from smoking. 

Katina Fitch, an accountant in Cashiers & Student Accounting, helps organize the team. WBNS-TV (10TV) profiled Fitch in a story that aired on February 14. Watch the story here.

Both Kimberly Hachet, supervisor in the TIC, and Tim Malloy, system administrator in Network Engineering Operations, did the “power hour.” That means they ran up and down Rhodes Tower as many times as possible in one hour. Hatchet completed four circuits, Malloy completed five. And that was in addition to their climb with the Columbus State team!

The Columbus State team has raised $958 of their $1,200 goal. They are still accepting donations. Contact Katina Fitch if you would like to donate.

The Columbus State team Pictured, left to right: Fitch (co-captain), Nicole Marrow (student), Hachet, Malloy (co-captain), In front Darius Fitch (Katina’s son). 


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