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Save the Date for Hustle 2018: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Over $1 Million Raised for Local Lung Health Efforts at 20th Anniversary Hustle Up the Hancock on Sunday, February 26, 2017

The city¹s most iconic stair climb celebrated its 20th anniversary when Respiratory Health Association hosted Hustle Up the Hancock, presented by Exelon, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Nearly 3,200 climbers raced up 52 or 94 floors of the John Hancock Center to raise awareness and funds to fight lung disease.

Since the event began in 1998, Hustle Up the Hancock has raised more than $16 million for Respiratory Health Association¹s lung disease research and programs. More than 62,000 climbers have participated in past events.

Hustle Up the Hancock proceeds support Respiratory Health Association¹s local efforts to prevent lung disease, promote clean air, and help people live better through education, research and policy change. The event has raised more than $1 million each year since 2007.

Nearly 2,500 of this year¹s participants, more than half of all registrants, indicate that they¹ve been affected by lung health concerns, including diseases such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, smoking, pulmonary fibrosis and other.

Hustle¹s Full Climb is 1,632 stairs and has several divisions, including the Optimum Nutrition Elite Climb, Corporate Climb, Fleet Feet Sports Team Challenge, Firefighters Climb, and individual climbers.

Top finisher in 2017 was Andrew Drobeck, 35, of Missoula, Montana, who competed in the Firefighters climb and finished with a time of 10:19. The oldest participant competed in the Full Climb at 81 years of age.

Those participating in the CBS2 Half Climb ascended 52 floors, a total of 812 stairs. This year¹s youngest participant completed the CBS 2 Half Climb at 4 years of age.

Both the Full Climb and the CBS2 Half Climb finished at the 360Chicago Observation Deck, featuring the best views of the city and its historic lakefront. The Hearn Company owns the Hancock building.

More than 350 participants from outside of Illinois registered for the 20th Anniversary event, hailing from 30 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. International climbers from Austria and England also participated.

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