April 7, 20236:00 p.m. MST


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Kristen MiragliaKristen.Miraglia@Lung.org602-429-0016


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Arizona

The American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb is the premier outdoor stair-climbing event in Arizona.

The Climb is designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers, and supports lung health and air quality initiatives in our community. How you climb is up to you: race to the finish, do a second lap, or take it at your own speed.

Why We Climb

This event provides critical funds for lifesaving lung disease research, early lung cancer detection initiatives, and continued air quality improvement measures throughout Arizona.

Assemble your crew: for the best Climb experience, form a team of friends and family, coworkers or neighbors.

Where you'll be climbing

The Phoenix Fight For Air Climb is heading to Scottsdale Stadium, home to San Francisco Giants Spring Training! The course features one-of-a-kind views of the sun setting behind Camelback Mountain and the best set of stairs this side of the Mississippi. Scottsdale Stadium is the perfect setting for a Friday evening of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Participants will climb over 1,100 steps as they weave through the lower seating of Scottsdale Stadium before heading up to the upper stairs. Climbers looking for an additional challenge can repeat the course for twice the stair count!

Download our free Practice Climb Guide to explore hikes around Arizona to start your training today.

Fundraising Prizes

Top fundraising climbers and teams are eligible to win some unique and exciting prizes!

Space on the stairs is limited, so save your spot and register today.


Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Scottsdale Stadium in April 7, 2023


Do Good, Feel Great

  • You are supporting people with lung disease who are fighting for every breath.
  • You are stepping up for clean air across the country and in your community.
  • You are doing something positive for yourself and for people in need.

Health Benefits

  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Strengthens more major muscles, including your glutes… you’re welcome!
  • Consistent stair climbing as a daily activity helps lower mortality risk.

What You Get

  • Every climber receives an official Fight For Air Climb t-shirt.
  • A sense of accomplishment in a supportive, celebratory atmosphere.
  • A safe, enjoyable event experience with a complimentary pick-me-up snack and water.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $173,500.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Liz Walton - $1,220.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Katherine Slater - $600.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Sarah Temple - $520.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Timothy Biggerstaff - $500.00
    5. Milestone Gregg Laridis - $500.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Ryan Johnston - $435.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Leah Harrison - $345.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Rebecca Matadamas - $310.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Grant Smedley - $300.00
    10. Milestone Kristen Miraglia - $260.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Team TruWest - $10,570.00
      2. BOMA of Greater Phoenix - $2,070.00
      3. SRP - $1,887.00
      4. Team Trilogy - $1,220.00
      5. Blink - $722.16
      6. Papa's Soldiers - $560.00
      7. Nancy's Lungforce Heroes - Swire Coca-Cola - $500.00
      8. Mayo Clinic - $495.00
      9. AZ Citizens' Climate Lobby - $425.00
      10. The Healthy Panda Bears - $364.00

      Why We Need You in the Fight

      In March of 2020, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. At the same time, we're continuing our advocacy work to support clean air and redoubling our long-term commitments to lifesaving research.

      Over the last 12 years, the Climbers have raised more than $71 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.

      Join us. Because Every Step Counts and every step makes a difference.

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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Platinum Sponsors

      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Genentech TruWest Credit Union

      Gold Sponsors

      Arizona Diagnostic Radiology Casual Astronaut

      Silver Sponsor


      Bronze Sponsors

      Dignity Health Swire Coca Cola The Top Hatter

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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