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.

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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

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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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