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Fight for Air Climb

2020 Fight For Air Climb
Chicago, IL

only 10 days to the climb!


March 8, 20207:00 AM (CST)



Presidential Towers Chicago, IL (view on map)180 Floors and 2,340 Stairs



Erik MarantoEventsCHI@Lung.org312-781-1100

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $550,000.00



Every Step Counts

Fight For Air Climb - Group PhotoPlease take a few minutes to review this important event information BEFORE event day. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (312) 781-1100.


***Please note: Daylight savings time will take place on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00AM. Please plan accordingly for your designated Climb time.

Start Times: Start times will be posted on the event website on Thursday, March 5th. You will also receive an email notifying you once start times have been posted. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your start time to check in.

Packet Pick-Up: Skip the lines on event day and join us at Packet Pick-Up on Friday, March 6th from 4pm-7pm or Saturday, March 7th from 10am-12pm at Presidential Towers. Please note that your fundraising minimum must be met to pick-up your packet. Each individual must pick-up his/her own packet. Packets can be obtained on event day.

Only climbers who have met their individual $100 fundraising minimum will be able to participate. Any donations that you have collected may be turned in at Packet Pick-Up or Event Check-In. If you have not met your fundraising requirement you will be asked to present a credit card, cash or personal check to meet the minimum. Print a pledge form. Please be sure your name and the donor information is clearly written.

In honor & memory signs: Climb stairwell signs are a great way to honor a loved one who is suffering from lung disease or in memory of someone who has passed. The cost is $10.00 per sign and will only be available until Wednesday, March 4th. If you purchased a stairwell sign, you will be able to see the sign in the stairwell!


Location: To start your event day experience, all climbers must first check-in at 540 W Madison. Once your wave time is announced, each climber will be escorted over to Presidential Towers 555 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60661. Click here for directions.

Parking: Park in the Presidential Towers parking garage located at the corner of Madison and Jefferson. Parking is a flat rate (until11:59pm) for $10 (no validation needed).

What to Expect: The full menu is available for purchase throughout the day. All climbers 21+ will receive ONE free beer at the bar of Slightly Toasted post climb. *ID and bib required*

Timing Results & Beat Your Time: After you climb, visit our Timing Station for preliminary timing results. It could take up to 15 minutes for your results to appear after you've finished climbing. Beat Your Time from 2019 to earn a ribbon to add to your medal!

Climbing Etiquette, Safety & Water Stations: If a faster climber is approaching you, please move to the outside wall so they can easily pass you. Headphones are allowed, but please keep the volume low. There will be water stations in each tower. Climbers are not allowed to carry any children in the stairwells (no baby carriers).

Guests & Spectators: There is very limited spectator space at Presidential Towers. Guests may remain at 540 West Madison when you are escorted for your climb. You may rejoin them at 540 West Madison after you have climbed.



Photos: Share your event photos on our Facebook page -

Matching Gift Program: Looking for a way to double, even triple, your support of the American Lung Association? Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Questions? We are here to help! Check out our online FAQ or call our office at 312-781-1100.

We look forward to seeing you on event day!

Step up and make a positive impact for lung health by participating in a Fight For Air Climb event. Raise funds and challenge yourself to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the 180 Floors and 2,340 Stairs of the Presidential Towers. Register to climb 1, 2, 3 or all 4 towers. There are 45 floors and 585 stairs per tower, totaling in 180 floors and 2,340 stairs. You can do it and we'll help you every step of the way!

Whether you're climbing alone or with friends and family, for a healthier lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you'll feel victorious when you reach the top. Defeating the physical challenge and reaching the height of your fundraising potential will be a gratifying experience, and one that provides hope for millions of people. Every Step Counts as we unite in the fight for healthy lungs and clean air!

Fight For Air Climb - Single ClimberRegister today and we'll help you reach your goals – from the first step in your Climb experience all the way to the finish line. Along the way, think about all the people you're helping, and remember: we're climbing for hope because they're fighting for breath.

Contact us with questions or for more information.

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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 Susan Warmerdam - $17,236.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Oakleaf - $6,473.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Hamill - $4,255.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Cheryl Jenkins - $2,278.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Jeff Wilson - $2,028.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Ted Johnson - $1,910.00
    7. Milestone Arya Coman - $1,563.00
    8. Milestone Chang Chong - $1,483.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Reshelle Scheffler - $1,361.00
    10. Milestone Sandra Crabbe - $1,347.00

    Top Teams

      2. Protiviti - $7,248.00
      3. Attest Ascenders - $6,977.00
      4. UnitedHealthcare - $6,201.01
      5. BFF4SS - $4,748.00
      6. Assurance Rock Stars - $3,313.00
      7. WGN Radio WGN TV - $3,294.00
      8. MMC Stepping It Up - $2,833.00
      9. Team Don't Hav-a-Tampa (LinkedIn) - $2,773.00
      10. 4 OUR CANDY MAN ARMAND - $2,470.00

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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Local Presenting Sponsor

      United Healthcare

      Site Sponsors

      540 W Madison Waterton Presidential Towers

      Local Sponsors

      Holland & Knight Assurance Northern Trust Protiviti Grubhub Attest Molex ComEd
      Target DLA Piper Elkay Elkay
      Corner Bakery Slightly Toasted Asadito LAZ Parking

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

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      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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