American Lung Association


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Why Do You Climb?

There are lots of interesting, compelling and life-changing stories out there of WHY thousands help the American Lung Association raise funds to fight lung disease. 

We want to know your story.

Share your story with us by writing to:

Click Here to view stories from others in our area.

Have questions, or need help getting started? 

Contact your local climb manager:

Leigh Ann Casarona

(216) 532-8202

Terminal towerCleveland Spotlight

Join us in the Fight For Air Climb, Saturday, March 5, 2011.

Tackle the Terminal Tower- a Historical Cleveland landmark since 1929, now restored and opened to the public.  Challenge yourself and climb 804 steps (42 floors) to the Observation Deck to experience unparalleled views of downtown Cleveland and receive your medal for being a champion in reaching your fundraising and physical goals.   

Visit and register for the Cleveland Stair Climb before November 1st for the low fee of $20. 

If you are a past 2007 Cleveland Climb participant, or a past walk participant, register and receive a $10 discount off the length of registration.  To receive the discount code, contact your event manager.  

winComing Soon

It’s that time of year!  The 2011 Fight For Air Climb Team Competition is just around the corner.  This year’s Team Competition starts November 1st and ends on November 30th.  The team to get the most new members will win the grand prize.  Stay tuned for contest rules and to see what your team can win.

ClimbersTeam Building Tip

With the Team Competition coming up, now is the time to get gather your team and come up with your 2011 team building strategy.  Have a team kick-off or training session.  With everyone together make a list of friends, family and co-workers you can invite to join the team.  Or, you challenge each team member to recruit 1 or 2 new members.  Once you get started, your team will be flooded with great ideas!

Paper CloudFundraising Tip

November is Lung Cancer and COPD Awareness Month.  Plan ahead for a great fundraising activity.  Order Paper Clouds from your climb manager.  You can sell them for $1 each and display them at your office, business, school or gym.  It is a great way to bring awareness to lung disease and boost your fundraising. 

2 climb girlsTraining Tip

Take a Friend!  Always take a friend with you when you go to run stairs, no matter where you go. For 2 reasons - safety and camaraderie!

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American Lung Association of the Midland States
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH, 43228-4102
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