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Dietrich Family to climb Vancouver’s tallest building in support of lung health

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016

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Powell River’s Nancy Dietrich - BC Lung Association’s Stairclimb

Powell River’s (from left to right) Gary, Megan, Nancy and Jeremy Dietrich are climbing in the BC Lung Association’s 15th Annual Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air

On February 21, Powell River’s Nancy, Gary, Megan, and Jeremy Dietrich will join 400 others in the fight for clean air by climbing one of Vancouver’s tallest buildings. If that’s not enough of a challenge, the BC Lung Association has introduced a new Fight & Flight Challenge, an obstacle course designed to test your strength, stamina and lungs, culminating with 48 storeys of intense stairclimbing.

The Dietrich’s, long-time supporters of the BC Lung Association have been involved with Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air for 8 years. What keeps them coming back?

“Everyone knows someone who is affected by lung and breathing problems,” explained Nancy. “I grew up with my very asthmatic sister; as a child I was aware of how difficult it was for her to struggle to breathe. This event is a great opportunity to fundraise for those with breathing problems, as well as having fun with our family and friends that we’ve recruited to join our team.”

The Dietrich's team in 2010

The Dietrich’s “Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air” team of family and friends in 2010

“Whether you’re climbing for yourself or a loved one affected by lung disease, the mission is the same – we’re climbing for the one in five British Columbians affected by lung disease,” says BC Lung Association event organizer (and fellow Powell River native) Marissa McFadyen.

All funds raised at this event go to ground-breaking lung health research, as well as patient support, advocacy, and education. We all share the air. The fight belongs to all of us.

Are you up to the challenge? Register now at or call the BC Lung Association at 604.731.LUNG (5864).

Good luck, Dietrich family!

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