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Fight for Air Climb


June 1 - June 30, 2020



Virtual/Online Event Albuquerque, NM



Terry Huertazterry.huertaz@lung.org505-814-7554

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $75,000.00


Ready to get Virtual

In order to make this year’s event as interactive as possible, we’ve created a Fight For Air Climb Albuquerque Strava Club! Strava is a free application you can download on your smart phone to track your miles in support of the American Lung Association.

Find out more here!

Virtual Walk/ClimbFrom June 1st to June 30th we encourage you to head outdoors to one of the many beautiful trails throughout Albuquerque for your climb. Same mission, just a different place to climb.

Now more than ever the American Lung Association needs your support! The Lung Association just launched the COVID-19 Action Initiative, a comprehensive $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

This initiative will be used to fund respiratory research, enhance key public health measures through education and advocacy, and establish an advanced network of public and private entities to develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies, to stop future respiratory virus pandemics.

This is an ambitious undertaking, but with your help we can raise the funds to make this happen!

Please join the virtual community of climbers supporting lung health research throughout the month of June. Help us find a cure for COVID-19 and other lung diseases that affect our community!

Post your pictures and videos on social media using #FightForAirClimb #EveryStepCounts #ClimbAgainstCOVID #FFACAlbuquerque

Contact us with questions or for more information.

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The Chairman’s Challenge

This year our Fight For Air Climb Corporate Chair Kent Cravens, the CEO for the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, has issued a challenge to the community. This challenge is a call to action to raise an additional $25,000 for the 2020 Fight For Air Climb. These funds will be used to provide climb slots for students, Fire Fighters and other first responders who would like to participate in this year's event.

We would like to celebrate the following donors for taking a step to better our community by accepting the Chairman’s Challenge.

Kent Cravens
Mike Gutierrez
Duane Ross
Rich Dowdican
Terry Huertaz
Ronald Shettlesworth
Regina Guest
Joan M Punt Tree
Jack Thompson

What is a Fight For Air Climb?

One of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events, Fight For Air Climbs are stair climbs held in prominent skyscrapers around the country. Climbers join friends, family, co-workers or even fly solo, climbing the stairs of the building to the top! Over the last several years, our Fight For Air Climbs have raised more than $53 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.

More than 27,000 participants from 42 Climb events across the country came together last year to raise more than $8 million. This year, you can join the challenge and raise money to help provide life-saving lung health research, patient education and public policy efforts.

The Fight For Air Climbs vary in the number of stairs to climb, but each event offers an opportunity for teams and individuals to challenge themselves. And every step you take moves us forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.

Are you ready to help make Every Step Count?

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Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Julie Wilder - $500.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Mathis - $298.00
    3. Personal Gift John Waller - $238.00
    4. Milestone Donato Velasco - $225.00
    5. Milestone Annette Baca - $200.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Kirk Plyler - $200.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Aimee Neu - $200.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Shanna Croney - $160.00
    9. Milestone Barry Ore - $153.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Lamar Butcher - $133.00

    Top Teams

      1. Kicking Cravens - $2,600.00
      2. LAVU Team - $1,500.00
      3. Kindred Climbers - $1,463.00
      4. Beat Rich Dowdican - $1,100.00
      5. Climbing Stairs for Pals - $1,000.00
      6. Roadrunner Fitness - $931.00
      7. Team PNM - $500.00
      8. FIT MIX - $331.00
      9. GoldStar Steppers - $225.00
      10. UnityBPO - $200.00

      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
      AT&T Superior Ambulance Kindred UNM Meidcal PIMA Breathe America XRANM Presbyterian BCBS New Mexico
      Sunrun New Mexico Bank and Trust

      Community Partners

      DJ Sider Hotel Andaluz Fitmix

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

      Learn more about National Teams

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      American Lung Association, 5911 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 T: 505-814-7554 | Contact Us