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Fight for Air Climb


June 11 - July 11, 2020



Virtual/Online Event Buffalo, NY



Kaelyn GatesBuffaloClimb@Lung.org716-271-6386

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $180,000.00



The Fight For Air Climb IS GOING VIRTUAL!

We want to assure participants, volunteers, and staff planning to attend American Lung Association events that their health and safety is our top priority. Because of this we’ve decided to make the climb a virtual event.

From June 11 to July 11 we encourage you to head outdoors to one of the many beautiful trails throughout Western New York to get your steps in for the climb. Same mission, just a different place to get your steps.


In order to make this year’s event as interactive as possible, we will be using Strava, a free fitness app that you can download on your smart phone to track your hours of activity in support of the American Lung Association.

Please join either the Fight For Air Climb Buffalo Civilian Strava Club or Robert Basil Cadillac Firefighter Challenge Strava Club today!

We also created a Facebook Group for our Fight For Air Climb Buffalo participants to interact and keep the spirit and community of the event strong while practicing social distancing. Join today!



Suggested Local Hiking Trails & Parks
Facebook Profile Picture Frame
Virtual Bib Number
50 States Donation Challenge
Certificate of Completion


Virtual Walk/ClimbNow 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 June 11 July 11. 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 #BufClimb

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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 Amy Moritz - $3,858.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Zielinski - $3,503.02
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Gorski - $3,072.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Kaelyn Gates - $2,850.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Michael Hecker - $2,680.00
    6. Milestone Melanie Busch - $2,500.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Mike Beato - $2,148.00
    8. Milestone Brittany Hirschman - $2,090.00
    9. Milestone Charlie Brittain - $2,015.00
    10. Milestone Rosanne Marinaccio - $1,802.00

    Top Teams

      1. WNY Diamond Cutters - $11,891.00
      2. Independent Health - $7,627.00
      3. Local 282 Buffalo Firefighters - $7,212.00
      4. Buffalo Medical Group/Team Callari - $6,350.02
      5. Grotto Ohana - $5,489.00
      6. Team Brian - $4,720.00
      7. Explore Buffalo - $4,662.00
      8. BCBSWNY BlueCrew Climbers - $4,269.00
      9. K-Mo Climbers - $4,058.00
      10. GEICO Cares - $4,013.64

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      Main Place Liberty Group Robert Basil Cadillac BPFA WNY Immediate Care
      Roswell Park Hodgson Russ M&T Bank Explore Buffalo WGRZ U Evolve Buffalo H&H Entertainment New York Institute of Massage

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      Kindred Healthcare

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