FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

An event to raise money for lung cancer research also served as a physical fitness challenge Saturday, as participants raced up 30 flights of stairs in a Fort Lauderdale building.

According to its website, the Fight For Air Stair Climb raised more than $36,000 for the American Lung Association.

More than 500 people were signed up for the fifth annual event. They climbed up more than 529 vertical steps inside the 110 Tower.

For more information about the event, click here.

To learn more about the American Lung Association in Florida, click here.