May 21, 20237:00 a.m. CST


Soldier FieldChicago, IL view on map


Olivia CardinaleEventsCHI@Lung.org312-781-1100


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Chicago

Our Fight For Air Climb is designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers.

How you climb is up to you: race to the top or take it at your own speed.

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

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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in 2023 with the American Lung Association

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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb, is returning to Soldier Field, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of the Mississippi. Soldier Field is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Save your spot at the starting line and register today!

Please note there is a $150 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Soldier Field.


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: $450,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Ruth Estrada - $370.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Tom Andreesen - $350.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Sandra Crabbe - $265.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Jason Blomquist - $250.00
    5. Milestone Barbara Dutton - $200.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Michael Morris - $200.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Pia Blomquist - $150.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Kristi Gilliat - $150.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Alison Forman-Rickert - $150.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Taggard Blomquist - $150.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Protiviti - $735.00
      2. Assurance Rock Stars - $550.00
      3. UnitedHealthcare - $535.00
      4. Crazy Crabby Climbers - $465.00
      5. BlakesBrigade - $335.00
      6. Don't Stop Stairing - $260.00
      7. Step it Up - $250.00
      8. Team MDT - $200.00
      9. The "B" Team - $150.00
      10. Millennium Trust Climbers - $140.00

      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

      Presenting Sponsor

      United Healthcare
      Assurance Comed Holland & Knight Protiviti Assurant WGN

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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