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June 19, 20229:00 AM (CT)


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Erik MarantoEventsCHI@Lung.org312-781-1100


As the trusted champion of lung health, the American Lung Association closely follows CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Our COVID-19 safety protocols may shift in response to updated COVID-19 local conditions and local ordinances. When the local community spread referenced on the CDC map is high, shown in orange, masks are encouraged in high traffic areas. The American Lung Association reserves the right to adjust safety protocols, up to seven days prior, based on CDC guidance and/or venue, state, and local ordinances.

Climb Higher in 2022

soldier-field-501x307.jpgWhether you're new to stair-climbing or a veteran Climber, you can choose your adventure—how you climb is up to you:

  • climb for the top time
  • race for your personal best
  • take it at your own pace

We have participant options for every type of Climber, including special categories for EMTs, First Responders and Firefighters.

Where You'll Be Climbing

The 2022 Chicago Fight For Air Climb, presented by UnitedHealthcare, will be held at historic Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Fire. Featuring one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline 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.

So Much to Celebrate! This year, the Fight For Air Climb will be a celebration like never before. Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day, Juneteenth, Pride month or the simple joy of being together again, we invite you to join us on June 19th at Soldier Field. Help us raise critical funds to support research and lung health in our community.

Save your spot at the starting line and register today!

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Why We Climb

  • We embrace a challenge that makes us better
  • Because healthy lungs need clean air to breathe
  • Every step gets us closer to a world without lung disease

Benefits of Climbing

  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Strengthens more major muscle groups compared to walking, running or jogging on a flat surface
  • 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 for supporting people who are fighting for every breath
  • Enjoy a unique event experience with family, friends or colleagues.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $500,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Pat Ford - $1,585.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica Arce - $1,475.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Karle McLaughlin - $1,460.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Cheryl Jenkins - $1,360.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Nichole Gagan - $1,155.00
    6. Milestone Lynette De Young - $1,125.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Oakleaf - $1,100.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Monica Vargas - $1,025.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Keith Bakken - $900.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Frank Keldermans - $800.00

    Top Teams

      1. Assurant Team Page - $7,700.00
      2. Charlie's Angels - $3,865.00
      3. UnitedHealthcare - $3,830.00
      4. Rush - $2,525.00
      5. Team SLA Chicago - $2,385.00
      6. ONE LUNG KING - $2,180.00
      7. North Park - $2,140.00
      8. Millennium Trust Climbers - $2,105.00
      9. Donna & Coach's Climbers - $1,885.00
      10. Holland & Knight/ AlterDomus - $1,700.00

      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 $65 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

      Local Presenting Sponsor

      United Healthcare
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      National Sponsors

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