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Firefighters, Others from Marlborough ‘Fight for Air’

First responders, other residents hit the stairs at the American Lung Association’s charity event last weekend.

The American Lung Association’s annual “Fight for Air” event was held this weekend. Courtesy
The American Lung Association’s annual “Fight for Air” event was held this weekend. Courtesy

Firefighters and residents from Marlborough climbed more than 40 flights of stairs at the BNY Mellon Center on Washington Street in Boston on Feb. 1, as part of the American Lung Association’s annual “Fight for Air” event.

Called a “vertical road race” by organizers, the event raises money and awareness for lung cancer, asthma, air pollution and other breathing disorders.  

Residents participating in the race included Michael Matros, a firefighter from the Sudbury Fire Department (646th) and Jim Fortin, a firefighter from Stow Fire Department (943rd). Both ran in full gear, according to reports online.

Stacey Corbin, running for Team DSCI, and Caitlin Matros, running for the Steppies team, also hit the stairs.

Ryan Thomson, a Portland, Maine firefighter, won the firefighter division; while Andrew Hashway of Somerville, a part of the Gentle Giant Moving Company team, finished first out of all entrants.

Danielle Masterson contributed to this report.

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