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Fight for Air Climb


May 15 - June 15, 2020



Virtual/Online Event Houston, TX



Michelle SampsonMichelle.Sampson@lung.org713-629-1600

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $150,000.00


Ready to get Virtual

In order to make this year’s event as interactive as possible, we’ve created a Fight For Air Climb - Houston 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 May 15th to June 15th we encourage you to head outdoors to one of the many beautiful trails throughout Houston for your climb. Same mission, just a different place to climb.
Download the virtual climb flyer.

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 May and 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 #HoustonClimb #FightForAirClimb #EveryStepCounts #ClimbAgainstCOVID #RockingForLungHealth

Climb Challenges:

Each week of the virtual Climb will feature an exciting physical or FUNdraising challenge. Join the excitement May 15 - June 15 to earn some cool prizes while supporting American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

    • May 15th - 21st - Complete 1,062 Steps: Climb, walk, run, hike… it’s your call. Mix it up if you want to and challenge yourself to 1,062 lunges or burpees! Remember to login to the Strava Club to track your steps.
    • May 22nd - 28th - Rock Scavenger Hunt: We’ve placed 6 American Lung Association painted rocks in two local parks: 3 Spotts Park & 3 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. Both parks also have stairs that you can climb too! Find as many as you can and post a picture on social media using our custom hashtags: #RockingForLungHealth #HoustonClimb #ClimbAgainstCovid.
    • May 29th - June 4th - FUNdraising: Share the link to your participant center FUNdraising page on social media. Ask friends and followers to donate if they’re able. No amount is too small.
    • June 5th - June 15th - Do It Again, Invite A Friend: Challenge friends & family to join you in the virtual climb. Anyone can participate. The more the merrier!

    You can show how you are still in the fight against lung disease by continuing to fundraise, raise awareness, and earn climb swag.

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 Marie Henry - $3,110.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Kat Adams - $1,892.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Stacey Marshall - $1,602.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Ruffcorn - $1,228.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Larry Willman - $1,050.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Jeanette Byrd - $806.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Pamela Kissiah - $690.00
    8. Milestone Sara Tones - $685.00
    9. Milestone Michelle Sampson - $611.00
    10. Milestone Olga Castronovo - $605.00

    Top Teams

      1. TEAM AMMAH - $3,130.00
      2. Red Hot Chili Steppers - $2,572.00
      3. Stacey's Super Stairs - $2,112.00
      4. Team Bill - $1,795.00
      5. Team Impact - $1,222.82
      6. CH3 Clan - $1,050.00
      7. Breathing Center of Houston- Beechnut - $1,048.00
      8. Breathing Center of Houston- Katy Fwy - $1,045.00
      9. Byrds of a Feather - $831.00
      10. On a Mission - $644.00

      Thank You to Our Sponsors

      John P McGovern
      CBRE 1001 Fannin
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      Media Partner

      KHOU 11

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

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      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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