June 11, 20228:00 AM (CST)


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Tammy RockTammy.Rock@Lung.org913.353.9166


The American Lung Association strongly recommends that all participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Participants, volunteers, and staff are encouraged to wear a mask when in high traffic areas at the event such as registration, the start line, etc.

We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2022 event.

You can view our Climb Safe Commitment here.

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We're taking the Fight For Air Climb outdoors so we can come together safely and enjoy the day.

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Thank You from the bottom of our LUNGS!

Thank you for being a part of the 2022 Fight For Air Climb Kansas City, presented by Empower!

Your support makes our work possible for the over 1.4 million residents living in Kansas and Missouri with chronic lung disease. Every dollar raised supports the Lung Association's research, educational, and advocacy efforts.

You Crossed the Climb Finish Line but There's Still Time to Fundraise!

  • The official fundraising deadline is July 8, 2022.
  • Incentive redemption emails will be sent to those climbers who qualify on July 9, 2022.
  • View the 2022 Incentives Here.
  • Matching Gifts qualify towards your fundraising goal! Use our employer search tool or contact your company’s HR to find out if your company will match!

View Preliminary Timing Results Here.

Questions or updates related to your timing results? Please email

Event Photos

Will be photos are posted on SmugMug here. Additional photos coming so be sure to check back.

Have a great team or finish line photo that you want to share? Email your photos to

Feeling Nostalgic Post-Climb?

Visit our Climb e-Store and purchase an alumni shirt or tank before Friday, June 10th. Shirts will be shipped to you directly post-climb.

Thank You

On behalf of our volunteers, Kansas & Greater Kansas City Leadership Board, and Lung Association staff--thank you for making an impact on the lives of all children and adults living with lung disease and for getting us one step closer to a World Free of Lung Disease.



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: $177,300.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Erik Lund - $6,316.23
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Michael Filing - $4,040.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Margaret Cox - $3,225.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Bert Maidment - $2,650.00
    5. Milestone Jeffrey Kembel - $2,000.00
    6. Milestone Kate Lynch - $1,975.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Kiran Huggins - $1,910.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Sarah Woodard - $1,660.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Carrie Eaton - $1,595.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Emily Wheeler - $1,500.00

    Top Teams

      1. Blue KC - Live Fearless - $9,655.01
      2. Empower - $6,815.00
      3. Hallmark - Climbing for Gold - $6,416.23
      4. Team "AL" For One - $6,015.00
      5. TEAM BERT - $4,919.15
      6. UMB Climb Squad - $4,325.00
      7. Sgt. Steppers - $2,915.00
      8. Wolfpack - $2,820.00
      9. Southsiders - $2,771.00
      10. Reddy 4 The Climb - $2,640.00

      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

      Empower Retirement
      Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City Sporting Kansas Fox 4 North Kansas City Hospital
      Kindred Hospital Northland Affinis BSM Husch
      GEHA Olathe Health JE Dunn Construction UMB Bank
      Acsension Certified Radon Blue Scoe Childrens Mercy

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      Kindred Hospitals

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