“For us “non-athletic” types, it was very empowering to achieve this climb and a great reminder how we take breathing for granted until it becomes a major challenge,” said Erna Barton. General Manager at Bluegreen Club 36.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 09, 2012
Bluegreen Vacations, a leading provider of Colorful Places to Play, today announced a team of associates at its Las Vegas resort, Bluegreen Club 36, participated in the 2012 Scale the Strat event, a charity walk to benefit the American Lung Association. The Bluegreen team exceeded their fundraising goal of $1455, and brought in $1535 to benefit the American Lung Association.
Erna Barton, the General Manager at Bluegreen Club 36, and Evening Manager Giana Marcello headed up the Bluegreen team event and dedicated themselves to climbing the 1455 stairs, or 108 floors on March 3, 2012. Team Bluegreen began raising funds to reach their goal of a dollar per step, and generous supporters are helping them reach the peak.
“It was an awesome experience to participate,” said Barton. “Don’t get me wrong, it was extremely hard, but with this type of exercise you recover very fast. Although you are completely out of breath when you reach the top, it only takes a minute or so to have a normal heart rate again.”
“For us “non-athletic” types, it was very empowering to achieve this climb and a great reminder how we take breathing for granted until it becomes a major challenge,” she said.
Scale the Strat is part of the 2012 Fight for Air Climb, where participants will raise dollars to participate and compete in the race to the top of the Stratosphere Hotel Casino. Hosted by the American Lung Association, proceeds will benefit the organization’s efforts to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The ALA “Fights for Air” through research, education and advocacy, paid for by generous donations and fundraising events.
For more information on the American Lung Association, please visit the American Lung Association website. http://www.lungusa.org/about-us/
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