Fundraiser being held at Stratosphere Tower
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's time for the fifth annual Scale the Strat, an extreme stair climb event and fundraiser at the world famous Stratosphere Tower.
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, participants will scale all 108 floors and 1,455 steps inside The Stratosphere Tower to raise money for the American Lung Association in Nevada's mission of preventing lung diseases and promoting lung health.
In 2012, an unprecedented 400 people participated in this extreme climbing event and raised a record $130,000 for the American Lung Association in Nevada.
For the fifth annual Scale the Strat, the competition will be streamlined into one day of climbing. A staggered shotgun start will allow each participant to scale the Tower once.
Awards will be presented at the end of the day for fastest times and largest fundraising efforts in various categories.
The event is limited to the first 600 participants who are 18 years of age or older. Registration is $50. Climbers are also asked to make a minimum fundraising pledge of $150 to the American Lung Association. Detailed event, registration information and special room rates for Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower can be found at ScaleTheStrat.com.