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Boston ClimbCorps Event Steps Up To Heart Disease Challenge

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Members of the men's soccer team at Curry College gear up for a 38-flight ascent at Exchange Place in Boston on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (Credit: Twitter)

Members of the men’s soccer team at Curry College gear up for a 38-flight ascent at Exchange Place in Boston on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (Credit: Twitter)

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BOSTON (CBS) — About 1,000 people participated Sunday in the third annual ClimbCorps fund-raiser in the city to help fight heart disease.

The event, which featured a 38-flight ascent at Exchange Place on State Street, raised money for heart disease education, medical programs and research.

ClimbCorps is associated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which crafted a six-week training program for ClimbCorps participants that included several stretching and strengthening exercises. Anyone 11 or older was eligible to participate.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

After working out for a cause, stair climbers at Exchange Place could attend a reception that included snacks and beverages as well as health information.

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