Step Up to the Challenge


How do I sign up?
You can register online by CLICKING HERE and specifying your participation type (Team Captain, Team Member, Individual Climber, Virtual Climber or Volunteer).

Are you unsure if you should start a team or register as an individual? Go ahead and start a team and we’ll give you the tools and support needed to encourage your family, friends and colleagues to join. There is no additional obligation for forming a team, so why not give it a shot!

What is Scale the Strat?
Scale the Strat is a signature fundraising event, commonly known around the country as the Fight for Air Climb. The Climbs are held in prominent skyscrapers across the country (like the Stratosphere Tower), giving participants the opportunity to join together with friends, family and co-workers as they climb the stairs of the building to the top! Your participation will raise the funds necessary to provide life-saving education, research and advocacy so we can beat lung disease and soon find a cure.

How tall is the building?
The Stratosphere Tower is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, standing 1,149 ft tall. Climbers will go up 108 floors of the tower (854 ft).

How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever.
88 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

Can I get a refund if I am not able to make the race?
As a non-profit organization, the American Lung Association in Nevada considers the registration fee, and any contributions made for fundraising, a donation and unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds.

Does the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower offer special hotel rates for climb weekend?  
YES! Make it a weekend trip and use the discount code below when booking your stay at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas. NOTE: Cutoff date for reservations is 2/17/17.

Group code for call-in: C-ALA17 & Group code for online bookings: CALA17

Feb. 23, 2017 - $34

Feb. 24, 2017 - $79

Feb. 25, 2017 - $79

Feb. 26, 2017 - $34

*Plus $24.99 resort fee & 12% room tax

What is a Matching Gift?
Many employers will match donations made by members of their staff. Please check with your Human Resources and/or Finance department to see if they have a matching gift program. Matching gifts can be submitted to Valerie Weiderman, Special Events Manager of the American Lung Association in Nevada. They can be mailed to:

American Lung Association in Nevada
Attn: Scale the Strat Matching Gifts
3552 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 130
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Questions? Please contact Valerie at: 702-948-4161 or

What is a Team Captain?
Being a team captain is a fun and rewarding experience. As a team captain, you will gather together friends, family members and co-workers and encourage them to participate in the event together. Each team captain helps guide their team members, from online registration to setting and achieving a fundraising goal, to seeing them through to the finish line.

Team Captains should encourage their participants to:

  • Personalize their fundraising pages with why they climb
  • Send e-mails to other friends, family and co-workers
  • Hit their overall goals
  • And most importantly: Show up to the event and have a great time!


Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?
Yes, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $150 per person. Climbers have until event day to meet their minimum fundraising requirement of $150 per person. Climbers who have not met their fundraising requirement on event day will need to pay the outstanding amount in order to participate in the climb.

Does my registration fee go towards the $150 fundraising minimum for each person?
No, the registration fee and the fundraising minimum are separate.

I'm nervous about raising the $150 fundraising minimum.  Do you have any tips for fundraising?
Of course! A few ideas for fundraising can include a garage sale, bake sale, or even asking your boss for a casual day for donations at your office. For many more ideas, please log in to your Participant Center or contact the Special Events staff.

Where can I send my donations?
Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:

Scale the Strat - Fight for Air Climb
c/o American Lung Association in Nevada
3552 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 130
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Is there a minimum age to participate?
Participants must be at 18 or older to climb.

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Supporting Partners