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.
The PNC Tower building is 38 floors and 768 steps!
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.
TAKE FIVE CHALLENGE: Want to take your climb experience to the next STEP? To celebrate Year Five of the Louisville Fight For Air Climb we are offering a TAKE FIVE Challenge! Climb the 38 floors of the PNC Tower five times up and down, tackling the steps with fellow “uber-athletes!”
TAKE FIVE REGISTRATION: Because this option is for extreme athletes, registration is $50 and minimum fundraising is $350, for a total of $400. All TAKE FIVE Climbers must qualify. Please contact your local American Lung Association Climb Director HERE for more information.
VERTICAL MILE: That’s right, climb the 38 floors of PNC Tower 11 times + 14 floors in order to complete a vertical mile going up and down! Join a team of other amazing athletes, and challenge yourself to new heights! This is not a walk in the park, but it’s possible, and you’ll be so proud of yourself for doing it! All Vertical Mile Climbers must qualify. Please contact your local American Lung Association Climb Director HERE for more information.
VERTICAL MILE REGISTRATION: Due to the nature of the climb, the registration fee for the VERTICAL MILE is $75 and the fundraising minimum is $500, for a total of $575.
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 502-363-2652 or log in to your Participant Center using the login button above to access our fundraising tools.
Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:
Fight For Air Climb - Louisville
c/o American Lung Association in Kentucky
10168 Linn Station Road, #100
Louisville, KY 40223
Please be sure to include your name and team name, if applicable.
Pictures from previous year's climbs and this year's climb can be found at ala.smugmug.com/stair‐climbs/Louisville
It's YEAR FIVE of Climb Louisville and we’re celebrating! Carol Schwartz, nationally recognized illustrator, is creating a work of art specifically for the Louisville Climb. Her work will be reproduced on posters and Carol will be on hand for signing after participants complete the Climb. With a focus on science and nature, Carol has over 60 published books and her work has been selected for exhibitions throughout the United States.