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Fight for Air Climb


March 1, 20208:00 a.m. ET



Downtown Detroit Detroit, MI



Leah DiederichsEventsMI@lung.org248-784-2000

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $262,000.00



Out of abundance of caution, we are closely monitoring COVID 19 and will follow recommendations from the CDC for our next Climb Detroit event. Stay tuned for more event information as we will be sure to keep you updated and informed. In the meantime, we hope you’ll join us to celebrate the great success of the 2020 Fight for Air Climb Detroit! Hop online for a fun Virtual Awards Party! Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:00 PM. RSVP here. If you are interested in becoming a Fight For Air Climb Detroit Ambassador please read more and fill out the application here.

Every Step Counts

Fight For Air Climb - Group PhotoThank you for being a part of the 14th Annual Fight For Air Climb - Detroit! We had an incredible day in Downtown Detroit and thank you to everyone for your efforts to help exceed our fundraising goal for 2020!

View Event Photos Here
Thank you to our volunteer photographers, climbers and supporters who captured images from the big day. Official photobooth and Event Day pictures can be viewed at the link above. Please note pictures are still being uploaded.

View Climb Results Here
Check out your 2020 climb results here!

Post Event Survey
Thank you for sharing your feedback on the 2020 Fight For Air Climb Detroit. Please complete the survey linked above to offer feedback for the staff and volunteer leadership team.

Fundraising Remains Open
Fundraising will remain open and all donations received through March 31 will be counted towards fundraising incentives. Donations can be made online at your participant center and checks can be mailed to:

American Lung Association
Attn: Climb Detroit
1475 E. 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071

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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 Lenny Pusdesris - $14,445.00
    2. Milestone Kathy Reno - $13,387.22
    3. Personal Gift William Plies - $3,455.00
    4. Personal Gift Shankar Madhavan - $2,651.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Melissa Thueme - $2,616.00
    6. Personal Gift Matthew Morin - $2,616.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Stacy Thomas - $2,610.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $2,600.67
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Ryan Tedesco - $2,586.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift David Pedersen - $2,404.00

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    Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

    Premier Sponsors

    Bedrock Detroit BCBS Michigan

    Signature Sponsors

    MI Legacy Henry Ford Health Flagstar Foundation ally

    Contributing Sponsors

    Fox 2 Westin Cadillac Sponsors Lifeline Farmer's Our Credit Union Plum Market T-Mobile Preferred Financial Partners JD Entertainment Detroit Medical Center Medstar

    National Corporate Team Partner

    Kindred Healthcare

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    National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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    American Lung Association, 1475 E. 12 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071 T: 248-784-2000 | Contact Us