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Step Up to the Challenge


Welcome Firefighters!

We want you to climb with us and for the first time ever we welcome Firefighters to climb in full gear!

  • ∗Limited Space Firefighter climber max: 75 in full gear*
  • ∗Final details of gear restrictions are TBD∗

How do I sign up?

You can register online by choosing the Register option above and specifying your participation type (Team Captain, First Responder / FireFighter Climber, Law Enforcement Climber, 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 the Scale the Strat Las Vegas Fight For Air Climb?

The Scale the Strat Las Vegas Fight For Air Climb is an American Lung Association signature fundraising event. 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 help provide life-saving lung health education, research and advocacy efforts.

How tall is the building?

The Stratosphere Tower is 1,149 ft tall. Climbers will go up 108 floors, 1,455 steps up the tower (854 ft).

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! We have a number of fundraising ideas to get you started, please contact the Special Events staff at 702-431-6333 or log in to your Participant Center using the login button above to access our fundraising tools.

Where can I send my donations?

Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:
Fight For Air - Scale the Strat
c/o American Lung Association in Nevada
3552 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 130
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Please be sure to include your name and team name, if applicable.

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, and 87 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

What is a matching gift?

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.
Matching gifts can be submitted to Valerie Weiderman, Director of Development 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. 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.

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!

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Top of the Tower Sponsor

Media / Tower Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

National Corporate Team Partners

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