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Fight for Air Climb


May 30 - June 30, 2020



Virtual/Online Event Newark, NJ



Karen IskyKaren.Isky@lung.org908-685-8040

Together We've Raised…

  • We've Raised:

    Our Goal: $55,000.00



Thank you for participating in this year’s Virtual Newark Fight For Air Climb and making every step count!

We are so grateful for your support of our first Virtual Climb. We know it wasn’t always an easy transition, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding over the past few months. It is because of you that we can join the fight against COVID-19 and future respiratory pandemics, while continuing our research and treatment of lung cancer and lung disease.


Thank you to those of you who logged their activity miles through the Strava Fight For Air Climb Club and congratulations to our winners!!


  • 1st Place: Fran Mancinelli
  • 2nd Place: Carol Ann Degnan Lipsett
  • 3rd Place: Amita Avadhani


  • 1st Place: Derrick Pine
  • 2nd Place: Matthew Demjancik
  • 3rd Place: Dominique Flores


  • 1st Place: Ted Enoch
  • 2nd Place: Aiman Sabaawy
  • 3rd Place: Matthew Demjancik


  • 1st Place: Jessica Smith
  • 2nd Place: Shari Ciapka
  • 3rd Place: Traci Bogan


Thank you to everyone who fundraised and/or donated to our Virtual Climb! Congratulations to our top fundraising individuals and teams!


  • 1st Place: Serena Joo Arrabito
  • 2nd Place: Carol Ann Degnan Lipsett
  • 3rd Place: Michael Petrone


  • 1st Place: Team AIRrabito/Momma Iris
  • 2nd Place: Survivor Strong
  • 3rd Place: The Valley Hospital


We would also like to thank those of you who participated in our weekly challenges from the Fight For Air Climb Passport. We are pleased to announce the winner of the grand prize basket, Ted Enoch!

Ready to get Virtual

In order to make this year’s event as interactive as possible, we’ve created a Fight for Air Climb - Newark Strava Club! Strava is a free application you can download on your smart phone or GPS device to track your miles in support of the American Lung Association. Please note that you must register for the Newark Fight for Air Climb before joining the Strava Club.

Find out more here!


Virtual Walk/ClimbBeginning May 30th through June 30th, the virtual Fight for Air Climb encourages you to stay active and enjoy time stair climbing, walking, running, cycling, etc. (and practicing safe social distancing) while supporting the work of the American Lung Association. Same mission, just a different place to climb.

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.

Please review the details below regarding how you can participate as a Virtual Climber.

  • Register today as a virtual participant ($25 fee).
    • If you are currently registered for the 2020 Newark Fight for Air Climb, you will automatically be converted to a virtual participant and do not need to register again. If you’d like to adjust your registration to be marked as inactive, please contact
    • If you are a first responder, join our Strava Club to participate in the First Responders Climb Against COVID Challenge! All current and new first responder registrants can participate in this rigorous competition for the First Responders Climb Against COVID trophy.
  • Virtual Climbers can earn their commemorative Fight for Air Climb t-shirt, accomplishment certificate, and commemorative bib! Simply complete the $100 fundraising minimum by June 30th to receive your items.
  • Post your pictures and videos on social media using #NJClimb #EveryStepCounts #ClimbAgainstCOVID

For more detailed information on the virtual event, including additional incentives, ways to stay connected and how to communicate with your donors, please check out our FAQs page.

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. Milestone Personal Gift Serena Joo - $3,364.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Carol Ann Lipsett - $2,165.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Michael Petrone - $1,399.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Daniel Suffin - $1,182.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Andrew Berman - $1,000.00
    6. Milestone Amita Avadhani - $961.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Kristen Williams - $800.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift T. Deb Montemurno - $705.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Carol Hipkins - $650.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Iris Goicochea - $605.00

    Top Teams

      1. Team AIRrabito/Momma Iris - $5,805.00
      2. Survivor Strong - $4,091.00
      3. The Valley Hospital - $2,869.00
      4. PSEG Customer Ops - $2,500.00
      5. The Force - $2,434.00
      6. NFD Eye Souls - $1,779.00
      7. Alpha Tau: Honored to Climb!!! - $1,347.00
      8. NJMS Inspiration - $1,230.00
      9. NJ Career Fire Chiefs - $1,033.00
      10. Challenge Accepted - $750.00

      Stay Connected

      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Onyx Redd's Biergarten
      PSEG Hackensack Meridian Health

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

      Learn more about National Teams

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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