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Fight for Air Climb

2020 Fight For Air Climb
Detroit, MI

only 3 days to the climb!


March 1, 20208:00 a.m. ET



Downtown Detroit Detroit, MI (view on map)



Leah DiederichsEventsMI@lung.org248-784-2000

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $262,000.00



Every Step Counts

We can’t wait to see you on March 1st in Downtown Detroit. Please see the following event information and don’t forget to visit our FAQ and Day of Event Details pages for more information!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Limited Climber and Elite Walk-On Registrations will be available during Packet Pickups and Day of Event Registration for $50 per person. (Firefighter and First Responder is SOLD OUT). Climbers will also need to meet the $100 fundraising minimum to help provide life-saving lung health research, patient education and public policy efforts.

If you are interested in volunteering, we still have spots available at our office this weekend with pre and post event support, along with a few day of event opportunities. Please email for more information.

Flight Times and Bib Numbers by Team
Flight Times and Bib Numbers by Last Name
Packet Pick Up and Day of Event Registration Information
Climber and Elite Climber Day of Event Packet
Firefighter and First Responder Day of Event Packet
Vertical Mile Challenge Day of Event Packet
Waiver for Registered Participants and Volunteers
Climber Walk On Registration Form and Waiver
Volunteer Day of Event Details and FAQ

Event Day Links:
Climb Results
Day of Event Photos

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 in Downtown Detroit. 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!

Fight For Air Climb - Single ClimberRegister 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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Ally Detroit Center - This building will host our Elite Climber & Climber participants. Ally Detroit Center is the 2nd tallest building in Michigan. Participants will go up 42 flights & down 41 floors for a total of 83 floors and 1,768 steps.

One Woodward - This building will host our Firefighter and Other Responder participants in addition to the returning Vertical Mile Challenge. One Woodward was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who went on to design the World Trade Center in New York. The Firefighter and Other Responder Challenge will start on the 2nd floor with participants climbing up to the 28th floor and then descending down to the first floor, for a total of 55 floors and 1,108 stairs.

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 Kathy Reno - $12,898.00
    2. Milestone Lenny Pusdesris - $8,300.00
    3. Personal Gift William Plies - $3,455.00
    4. Personal Gift Shankar Madhavan - $2,461.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $2,388.67
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Stacy Thomas - $2,270.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Ryan Tedesco - $2,246.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Melissa Thueme - $2,241.00
    9. Milestone Nate Figueroa - $2,148.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift David Pedersen - $2,098.00

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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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