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What is Fight For Air Climb?

Fight For Air Climb is one of the signature fundraising events of the American Lung Association. The Climbs are held in prominent skyscrapers across the country, 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 do I sign up?

You can register online by choosing the appropiate option in the dropdown menu under "Register" above and specifying your participation type Team Captain, Team Member, Individual Climber, Vertical Mile, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, First Responder or Volunteer.

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.

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 via email to your local event manager at

What is a Team Captain?

Being a team captain is easy. Captains gather together friends, family members and co-workers and encourage them to participate in the event together. Each team captain guides their team members, from online registration to setting and achieving a fundraising goal. 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, show up to the event and have a great time. Some team captains organize gatherings before or after the climb for their team members, but this is not required. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.

What do I bring with me on the day of the event?

Please bring any fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in. Please bring a roster of your team members if you are the captain as well as how much each person raised if not already online. Most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!

Is there an age minimum?

Yes. For the safety of your child and other race participants, all participants must be at least 7 years old to climb (no exceptions!). This includes infants and toddlers being carried in backpacks or front carriers. Backpacks and carriers are NOT allowed. If you have any questions, please contact your event manager. Children are still required to pay a registration fee and the $100 minimum.

Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

Yes, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $100. Climbers have until event day to meet their minimum fundraising requirement of $100 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 $100 fundraising minimum for each person?

No, the registration fee and the fundraising minimum are separate.

How can I purchase climb merchandise?

You can purchase climb merchandise at the Climb Store.

Where can I send my donations?

Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:

Fight For Air Climb - Columbus
c/o American Lung Association in OH
5900 Wilcox Place
Dublin, OH 43016

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