ALBANY, N.Y. – Forty-two floors and 809 steps. That's what it took for runners to reach the top of the Corning Tower to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.
Runners participated Thursday night individually, as a team of four or in the firefighter challenge. Each runner or team raised money in order to participate, with all the money donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern New York. That money will go towards finding a cure for the disease.
"It's fundraising events like this that generate the revenue the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation needs to buy the science we need to cure the disease," said John Franklin, President of Board of Directors of the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Over the past 25 years, the event has raised almost one million dollars.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic lung disease affecting 30,000 people throughout the U.S.