;

SteelTown Stair Climb


It’s a challenge that will leave you short of breath.

About 100 people took part in the third annual SteelTown Climb to raise money for lung research at local institutions such as McMaster University.

They tackled the steps of 100 King St. W. – 24 floors in total – on a mission to raise awareness about lung disease.

Two renowned stair climbers from Mexico came all the way to Hamilton to race to the top.

One man who walked every step of the way was 93-year-old Walter Decker.

He’s an avid stair climber who has climbed the CN Tower multiple times.

Decker made it to the top in approximately 13 minutes.

Firefighters from departments across the region also participated.  Some carried 60 lbs of equipment.

According to the Lung Association, more than 26,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung disease this year.

This year’s Steeltown Climb raised nearly $15,000 dollars for lung research in Hamilton. There’s still time to donate. You can do so on the Lung Association’s website.



LATEST STORIES


Commenting Guidelines

  • Comments are open for 2 days only after publication of article
  • All comments subject to approval
    • Comments must be constructive and a minimum of 5 words
    • Please do not submit multiple identical comments
    • Personal attacks will not be posted
    • We reserve the right to edit submissions for spelling, grammar, and language
  • CH-CHing! points will be awarded upon submission, however comments will not appear live until they have been approved
  • During the approval process, we reserve the right to withdraw CH-CHing! points awarded to you for comments that do not meet the above guidelines

Comments

philostine says:

well done – for a good cause

bgee says:

I hope I can get out of bed when I am his age.

SUPRSMRF says:

I love the 93yr old. You go!

POPULAR STORIES

css.php