Climb For Air – 2015

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha


Three Logan Square

This time last year I wrote Climb for Billy about the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb. My buddy Billy was battling lung cancer, so his daughter Kristin organized a team, Holubec’s Hunnies, to climb the 55-floor, 739 feet stairwell of Three Logan Square in center city Philadelphia to raise money for lung cancer research. Kristin, her sister Blair and their team will climb again on March 21, 2015.

In 2015 Holubec’s Hunnies  will climb in memory of Kristin and Blaire’s dad and my buddy Billy, who lost his battle with lung cancer in May.  The climb, or vertical marathon as many refer to it, was something right up Billy’s alley–a little exercise surrounded by friends and family, and plenty of cold beer afterwards at the Tir Na Nog.

Billy climbing Hawk Mountain in 2013.

Billy climbing Hawk Mountain in 2013.

Join us in downtown Philly in March 2015 for a workout and a Guinness. Log onto Fight For Air Climb and click “join a team,” then select Holubec’s Hunnies. If you aren’t able to join us and would like to donate to the cause,  then click on the individual’s name that you would like to donate to.  Thanks for joining the fight against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in both men and woman.

And finally, please forward to fellow-runners, friends and family.


About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
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6 Responses to Climb For Air – 2015

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. Good luck, and it sounds like a great event!


  2. What a great cause! Good luck!


  3. Kevin says:

    Sounds like a great cause to run for. Hope it goes well


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