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Step Up to the Challenge


What is The Fight For Air Climb?

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.

How tall is the building?

The Vue building is 50 floors and 883 steps!

How do I sign up?

You can register online by choosing the Register option above and specifying your participation type.

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.

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.

Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

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.

Does my registration fee go towards the $100 fundraising minimum for each person?

No, the registration fee and the fundraising minimum are separate.

I'm nervous about raising the $100 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 980-237-6611 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 Climb - Charlotte

American Lung Association in North Carolina

401 Hawthorne Lane Suite 110 x298

Charlotte, NC 28204

Please be sure to include your name and team name, if applicable.

I'm a Fight For Air Climb alumni.  Is there any gear that I can order?

Yes!  We want you to show off your support to the Fight For Air Climb by wearing an official Alumni T-Shirt or Tank!  You can purchase these during the registration process or by calling our local office at 980-237-6611.  

2018 Alumni Tanks/Shirts

Alumni Shirts will be ready for distribution at Packet Pick-Up & on Event Day! 

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