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Fight for Air Climb




Downtown Des Moines Des Moines, IA



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

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $350,000.00

Every Step Counts

The 2020 Fight For Air Climb – Des Moines went virtual! Thank you to each of our climbers who joined us virtually on March 29th to show how our community is Still in the Fight Against Lung Disease. While we had hoped to reschedule the Fight For Air Climb, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community led us to the decision to not reschedule the physical event this year.

The American Lung Association in Iowa will be hosting a Fight For Air Climb celebration event in fall of 2020. At this event we will have event t-shirts, medals, and alumni shirts available for pickup. We hope to see all of you there!

You can show how you are Still in the Fight Against Lung Disease by continuing to fundraise, raise awareness, and earn climb swag.

-Raise $100 by April 29th to earn your 2020 Fight For Air Climb t-shirt

-Raise $175+ by April 29th to qualify for our incentive program

-Order a Fight For Air Climb alumni t-shirt, tank or long sleeve from our online store!

-If you have cash or check donations to turn in, please contact Heather Johnson,

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 - $4,907.00
    2. Milestone Tom Muselman - $3,861.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica McLeran - $3,485.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Palmer - $2,833.09
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Dominique Zelman - $2,826.00
    6. Milestone Mary Whitfield - $2,750.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Sara Geiken - $2,737.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Westergaard - $2,580.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Lisa Heagle - $2,235.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Denise Waddingham - $2,054.00

    Top Teams

      1. To the TOP for POPS & GMA - $10,337.85
      2. Team 27 - $9,843.00
      3. Be Fit - $9,218.00
      4. EMCares - $7,531.90
      5. Kevin's Krazy Klimbing Krew - $6,220.09
      6. Team Marcia, Marcia, Marcia - $5,114.00
      7. Burning Lungs - $4,799.00
      8. Above + Beyond Cancer - $3,800.00
      9. Rise Up! - $2,997.00
      10. Hubbell Heroes - $2,845.03

      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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