Step Up to the Challenge

Fight For Air Climb. Step Up to the Challenge!

May 13, 2017 |

Centre City Tower | Pittsburgh, PA

Fight For Air Climb - Pittsburgh

Thank you so much to all the participants, volunteers and vendors who supported the American Lung Association’s 2017 Fight For Air Climb on Saturday, May 13! Because of you, we are one step closer to eliminating lung disease. We had over 250 participants climb 842 steps (or more) this year and thus far have raised over $92,000 to support the efforts of the American Lung Association and its mission.

We have a few items of interest for our participants, as promised at Saturday’s event:

Check Out the Event Photos
You can find photos of the event here - and of course follow us on Facebook, if you aren’t already!

Send Us Your Feedback
Please take a few moments to offer your feedback of the event, so we can continue to improve and make it the best experience for you!

Continue Fundraising Through June 30
While we have raised over $92,000 for the mission of the American Lung Association, we are still hoping to raise more to get closer to our goal. Please continue fundraising through June 30th online or send checks directly to Kayla Juba at 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. If you need help with ideas on how to fundraise, please contact Penny Schnarrs, Area Director, at pschnarrs@lunginfo.org.

Don’t forget, you may be eligible for an incentive prize and we challenge you to fundraise your way to the next fundraising level incentive! You can find the levels and prizes available by clicking here.

A few easy ways to keep fundraising:

View the Climb Fundraising Results
Congratulations and thank you so much to our top fundraising award winners!

  • Top Fundraising Individual:
    Geoffrey Kasse - $5,075
  • Top Corporate Fundraising Team:
    Allegheny Health Network/Highmark - $8,933
  • Top Friends and Family Fundraising Team:
    Dane’s Divas and Dudes Climb Pittsburgh - $6,036

View the Climb Timing Results
Lastly, the results of the race can be found here. For those of you who lasted for the awards ceremony, you know already that the timing company was having some issues with their timing software. While we presented awards to our awesome top participants on Saturday, it turns out that, actually, there were different awesome top participants who won, once the timing company fixed the results on Sunday. Corrected awards can be found below, and staff will be reaching out to awardees to give them their medals and/or trophies:

  • Top Elite Division:
  • M - Andrew Paul 5:30
  • F - Stephanie Corless 7:47
  • Top Climber Division:
  • M - Brian Devine 6:19
  • F Amy Shelby 7:30
  • Top First Responder Runners:
  • M - Matt Radke 8:46
  • F Melissa Cerda 10:28
  • Fastest Team:
    Emerson Process Mgmt 19:17
  • Fastest First Responders Team:
    Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire 28:03
  • Women Under 14:
  • 1 Delfina Szigethy
  • 2 Adriana O’Neil
  • 3 Becca Roberts
  • Women 14-19:
  • 1 Cassie Mica
  • 2 Hannah Post
  • Women 20-29:
  • 1 Jacquelyn Florian
  • 2 Emily Sipes
  • 3 Heather Stiteler
  • Women 30-39:
  • 1 Julia McDowell
  • 2 - Suzanne Morse
  • 3 - Jessica Peconi Cook
  • Women 40-49:
  • 1 Lori Campbell
  • 2 Kara Mostowy
  • 3 Jennifer McDowell
  • Women 50-59:
  • 1 Kim Swartz
  • 2 Valerie Carpenter
  • 3 Rosemary Foerster
    Women 60 & Up:
  • 1 Patty Jukes
  • 2 Jacque Irmo
  • 3 Sandra Grimaldi
  • Men Under 14:
  • 1 Michael Longo
  • 2 Kaedyn Williams
  • Men 14-19:
  • 1 Peter Mica
  • 2 Matthew Pristas
  • 3 Max Kalchthaler
  • Men 20-29:
  • 1 - Brett Alberti
  • 2 Andrew Janis
  • 3 Jonathan Garet
  • Men 30-39:
  • 1 Jordan Berkes
  • 2 Lamar Cheston
  • 3 John Burton
  • Men 40-49:
  • 1 and
  • 2 Douglas Basinski
  • 3 Xavier Szigethy
  • Men 50-59:
  • 1 Kevin Lynch
  • 2 Frank Matousek
  • 3 Tom Rens
  • Men 60 & Up:
  • 1 Greg Zamule
  • 2 Fouad Jaroudi
  • 3 Jeff Harter

Likewise, the timing company has sent a message of apology for those who have been impacted by this glitch in the software:

“Unfortunately, the results that were announced at the event were not correct. I found a glitch in the scoring software which complicated the scoring. In addition, I made an elementary mistake which complicated matters further. The problems weren't detected until I reviewed the results later that day. Then, after a bug fix by the programmer and re-dumping of the data, it all came together very nicely. I apologize for the inconvenience on race day. Further scoring concerns can be directed to me at my email address: smc@runhigh.com”. S. Mark Courtney, Runner’s High

Thank you again for your support. We hope to see you at a future American Lung Association event!

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  • Together, We've Raised

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    Top Participants

      1. Milestone Personal Gift Geoffrey Kasse - $5,075.00
      2. Milestone Personal Gift Doug Pike - $2,610.00
      3. Milestone Personal Gift Kim Swartz - $2,145.00
      4. Milestone DJ Stover - $1,266.00
      5. Milestone Personal Gift Cynthia Shaffer - $870.00
      6. Milestone Personal Gift Nicholas Dibble - $719.00
      7. Milestone Personal Gift Gail Malloy - $711.00
      8. Milestone Personal Gift Lamar Cheston - $703.00
      9. Milestone Personal Gift Dianne McMaster - $625.00
      10. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Lynch - $610.00

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