This page contains information on the various recognition-related designations available to participants - Super Steppers, Summit Club, Mission First Club and a list of the Awards to be given in 2018 for climb times, fundraising, team spirit and more.
Become a Super Stepper and make a significant and positive impact on mission efforts to support all those affected by lung disease. Participants who have raised $1,000 or more are considered Supper Steppers and will receive these benefits*:
*To be recognized as a member of the SUPER STEPPERS CLUB, funds need to be turned in 2 weeks prior to event date
**All members of your team will not be guaranteed their time, unless they also fundraise $1,000 or more, but certain exceptions will be made if you contact ALA staff.
***Top Individual Fundraiser will win a one-night stay the weekend of climb in the Westin Milwaukee’s (new hotel attached to the U.S. Bank Center) Presidential Suite!
Become a part of an elite group of Climb teams that go above and beyond for the American Lung Association!
Teams who raise $5,000* or more are considered members of the Summit Club and will receive these benefits:
Teams who raise $10,000* or more are considered members of the Summit Club and will receive $5,000 benefits listed above, in addition to these benefits:
*To be recognized as a member of the SUMMIT CLUB, funds need to be turned in 2 weeks prior to event date.
Each year after fundraising events like the stair climb and walk, your local ALA spends thousands of dollars on "benefits to donors" or prize incentives. These incentives are the gift certificates and other prizes that climbers and walkers earn while raising money in support of the ALA's local service programs and important medical research. Those who are interested in donating their prize incentive back to the ALA can join the Mission First Club!
How do I join?
During registration you will be asked a series of questions before your registration is finalized. Select YES to join the Mission First Club when prompted. Already registered? Contact your climb manger to see if you are already a member or would like to join.
What do I get as a member of the Mission First Club?
As a member of the Mission First Club, you will be recognized on our website for graciously donating your prize back to the American Lung Association. You will also receive special recognition before, during and after next year's climb. We could send you a T-shirt or some other prize, but that would defeat the purpose of recognizing the importance you place on putting the mission first, right?
The Fight For Air Climb is all about the challenge. Climbers and teams challenge themselves to reach the top, raise money, beat the clock, and be the best. While raising money to fight lung disease is our top priority, we know all of our climbers and teams work hard to meet whatever challenge they set for themselves.
The winner of the Fastest Fire Department to compete in Anthem’s Firefighter Challenge will be recognized during the event and post-event at the Awards Ceremony. All other award winners will be invited to the post-event Awards ceremony. Award recipients will receive an invitation in the mail/email with details.