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Fight for Air Climb


February 8, 20207:00 a.m. ET



U.S. Bank Plaza Minneapolis, MN



Jessica WrightJessica.Wright@Lung.org651-337-5099

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $255,000.00

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 31 Floors and 680 Stairs of the U.S. Bank Plaza. 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!

Timing results for the 2020 Fight For Air Climb can be found here: 

Climb Photos for the 2020 Fight For Air Climb can be found here:

Fight For Air Climb - Single ClimberLooking for more of a challenge? Join the Fight For Air Climb as an Ultimate Climber.  Climb 31 floors to the top of U.S. Bank Plaza as many times as you are able in 60 minutes. Climbs are intended to be consecutive within the hour. Climbers who choose the Ultimate Climb take on certain expectations. While we do not want individuals to push themselves beyond their capable limits, and this event is intended for individuals who are serious athletes and are therefore expected to Climb more than once or twice. Due to Climber safety and space constraints, the Ultimate Climb allows for a limited number of participants. 11 consecutive Climbs within the hour window is the current record, can you beat it?

Register 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. Personal Gift Bill Idzorek - $5,200.00
    2. Mark Orfield - $4,850.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Tara Leonard - $3,420.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Ken Bence - $2,686.00
    5. Milestone Dana Amundson - $2,030.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Patrick Mosher - $1,913.00
    7. Milestone Kyle Connelly - $1,800.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Brandon Dohlman - $1,713.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Elaine Love - $1,689.00
    10. Milestone Tim Grubbs - $1,550.00

    Top Teams

      1. Team Marathon - $10,800.00
      2. Rosemount Fire - $7,428.00
      3. Calhoun's Stepping Wolves - $5,976.00
      4. Golden Valley Fire - $5,290.00
      5. Colette's Climbers - $5,188.00
      6. Spok Minnesota - $4,959.00
      7. Lakeville Fire Department - $4,434.00
      8. Team Connelly - $4,233.00
      9. Farmington Fire - Rescue - $3,484.00
      10. North St. Paul Fire - $3,317.00

      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      MGC Diagnostics
      US Bank Hines
      Spok Respirtech Wild Midwest Radiology

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

      Learn more about National Teams

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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