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Fight for Air Climb





Downtown Des Moines Des Moines, IA (view on map)Four Buildings



Heather JohnsonHeather.Johnson@Lung.org515-802-3195

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $350,000.00

Event Postponed

Out of an abundance of caution, the American Lung Association has postponed the Fight For Air Climb Des Moines for the safety of our participants, volunteers, staff and partners. As soon as we have the new date secured, we will post it and be in touch.

Every Step Counts

Fight For Air Climb - Group PhotoStep 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 Four Buildings of the Downtown Des Moines. 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 Mark Whitfield - $4,847.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica McLeran - $2,857.00
    3. Milestone Mary Whitfield - $2,750.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Lisa Heagle - $2,235.00
    5. Milestone Tom Muselman - $2,076.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Dominique Zelman - $2,064.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Denise Waddingham - $2,054.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Westergaard - $1,748.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Palmer - $1,700.09
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Sara Geiken - $1,679.00

    Top Teams

      1. Be Fit - $9,138.00
      2. To the TOP for POPS & GMA - $7,917.00
      3. Team 27 - $7,662.00
      4. EMCares - $7,531.90
      5. Team Marcia, Marcia, Marcia - $4,919.00
      6. Burning Lungs - $4,437.00
      7. Kevin's Krazy Klimbing Krew - $4,285.09
      8. Hubbell Heroes - $2,815.68
      9. Gross Negligence - $2,530.00
      10. Connected Climbers - $2,504.00

      Stay Connected

      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Local Presenting Sponsor

      EMC Insurance

      Building Sponsors

      EMC Insurance Ruan Transportation Management Systems YMCA of Greater Des Moines

      Event Sponsors

      Van Meter Inc. Farm Bureau Financial Services MercyOne CIC American Equity

      Media Sponsors

      Business Record Mediacom KIOA

      Contributing Sponsors

      Scheels Otis Elevator Above + Beyond Cancer Baker Electric Scott Insurance Services Central Iowa Radon Ryan Companies Moncure & Associates

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

      Learn more about National Teams

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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