LAS VEGAS -- This year, a record 630 people signed up for the Scale the Strat event. The fundraiser was held at the Stratosphere Sunday morning to raise money for lung cancer awareness.
Climbers formed a line and waited, one-by-one, to go up 108 flights of stairs to the top of the tower.
The 8 News NOW team joined in on the action. Anchor Paul Joncich and Assignment Editor Jonathan Cisowski joined in the climb to show their support and raise money. Joncich also emceed the event.
“Two of my three kids are asthmatic,” said Joncich. “So I know the breathing issues in the valley and I want to do everything I can to raise money for the American Lung Association and help people like my dad or people going through lung cancer, COPD. It's a really great cause and my cause is making it to the top without passing out."
“I got my dad to quit smoking 15 years ago and any kind of awareness to prevent lung disease, cancer is always a great benefit,” Said Cisowski.