Step Up to the Challenge

VIP/Top Fundraisers

Are you ready to Step Up to the Challenge and become a VIP/Top Fundraiser? We can help you get there! And when you reach these important milestones you will also be making a significant impact on mission efforts to support all those affected by lung disease.

Top fundraising climbers and teams are recognized through the Super Steppers and Summit Club, respectively. The Super Steppers acknowledges individual climbers that have raised $500 or more. The Summit Club recognizes teams for raising $5,000 and above.

Do you need ideas on how to reach these fundraising levels? If so, we have numerous fundraising tips that we can share to ensure you hit your goals. Visit our Fundraising Tips page for more information, check out your online participant center, and contact your local event manager, Savannah Bentz to help determine a fundraising plan right for you.

Climb Ambassadors

The Climb Ambassador Program has been created to inspire and spread the word about Fight For Air Climbs by our most loyal climbers!

The Fight For Air Climb would be nothing without the tremendous support of those who are truly committed to the fight for air.  This program allows those who are dedicated to building the climb to be rewarded with special climb gear, first dibs to be a part of our events, discounts and more.  It is our ultimate "THANK YOU" and climb community builder!

Climb Amgassadors are a select group that have been handpicked to represent the Climb in our community.  Ambassadors earn their memberships by working events to promote the climb, participating in other races as part of the "Powered by Lungs" race team, hosting events, giving feedback and promoting the climb within the community.

Meet our Climb Ambassadors!

Super Steppers

Each climber who raises $500 for the 2018 Climb will join the Super Steppers Club for 2019.

Super Steppers will receive the coveted bib numbers starting from 001 for the highest fundraiser and other benefits.  Below is a list of our top four fundraising Super Steppers from the 2017 event.  Click here to see a full list of the 2017 Super Steppers.

Kathy Reno raised $10,665

Aaron Schmid raised $5,171.50

Jason Myers raised $3,768.84

Stephanie Stover raised $3,588

Summit Club

This prestigious club is the most coveted and reserved only for teams raising over $5,000 in the previous year's event.  These teams will receive low bib numbers and other benefits.  Below are the top four Summit Club teams from 2017 that have VIP status for 2018.  Click hear to see a full list of the 2017 Super Steppers.

The Blues Climbatize with team Captains Kristie Stocker and Mark Tremel raised $20,166.77

Mercury Rising with team Captain Kathy Reno raised $14,496

Sterling Heights Fire Department with team Captain Jason Myers raised $13,969

Brighton Area Fire Department with team Captain Bryan Berry raised $11,603

2017 Award Winners

Click here to see the 2017 Award Winners.

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