The Fight For Air Climb is an American Lung Association signature fundraising event. 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 help provide life-saving lung health education, research and advocacy efforts.
Your climb up and down the Ally Detroit Center building is a total of 62 floors, and 1,278 steps! 31 floors up and 31 floors down, using different stairwells.
You can register online by choosing the Register option above and specifying your participation type.
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, and 87 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.
Your donations can go even further with a matching gift! Many companies offer matching gift programs in which the company will match an employee’s contribution to a charitable organization. If you are not sure if you qualify for a matching gift, please use the company search tool below. The tool will provide you with information regarding minimum and maximum match criteria, as well as steps on how to get started.
Some companies without a formal program may still match your gift, if you ask your personnel or human resources department.
Being a team captain is a fun and rewarding experience. As a team captain, you will gather together friends, family members and co-workers. Each team captain helps guide their team members, from online registration, to setting and achieving your fundraising goal, to seeing them through to the finish line. Are you ready to Step Up to the Challenge? Register as a team captain today.
Yes, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $100 per person. 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.
No, the registration fee and the fundraising minimum are separate.
Of course! We have a number of fundraising ideas to get you started, please contact the Special Events staff at 248-784-2017 or log in to your Participant Center using the login button above to access our fundraising tools.
Yes, as long as you are on the same team and registered for the same climb type. Even if you are just a team of 2, if you want to climb with a friend, you must be on the same team AND signed up for the same participant type. If you are on the same team, but signed up for different participant types you will not be able to climb together. Start times are used to avoid congestion in the stairs and starting lines. Start time requests are not accepted or accommodated. You must climb with your Flight Group (ie your start time).
Only cash and check general team donations can be divided among team members. When turning in a cash/check general team donation indicate how much of the donation should be allocated to each team member. For example one $1000 check may be split evenly among 5 team members. Donations made via credit card or online cannot be divided among participants.
Each team member is responsible to reach his or her $100 fundraising minimum individually, regardless of overall team fundraising.
The average climb time for the full climb is 15-20 minutes. If you plan on walking, the full climb will take you about a half hour to complete.
Yes. Packet Pick-Up times and locations are announced via email and website. Only climbers who have met their $100 by the deadline are eligible to pick-up their packets. You can also pick up your packet on climb day, but please allow an extra 30 minutes in your schedule. No packets will be mailed.
Day of Packet Pick-up Opens at 8:00 AM, Announcements are at 8:30 AM and the first climber takes off at 9:00 AM.
Please refer to the Directions section. Parking is the responsibility of each participant. Ally Detroit Center has a parking structure attached to the building. This would be your best option on climb day.
Climb times are posted at the event as they are available and will be available through this site by the following day.
Pictures will be posted on the event website following the event. Please be patient as this takes several days/weeks to gather and post all of the event pictures. Visit ala.smugmug.com to see pictures from this event and previous years.
Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:
Fight For Air Climb - Detroit
c/o American Lung Association in Michigan,
1475 E 12 Mile Road,
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Please be sure to include your name and team name, if applicable.