June 19, 2021


Busch Stadium (STL)Springfield, IL view on map


Hannah Rae WarrickHannahRae.Warrick@Lung.org314-449-9148


Thank You!

THANK YOU for being a part of the 2021 Fight For Air Climb at Busch Stadium!

Together, we raised over $60K - thank you!

Your support makes our work possible for the individuals living with lung disease in Illinois. Every dollar raised supports the Lung Association’s research, educational programs and advocacy efforts.

It’s not too late to earn an additional fundraising incentive! You have until June 30th to qualify for our incentive program. View our Incentive Flier to check what you could earn!

Event photos can be found here.

On behalf of our Climb Executive Leader Team, our Local Leadership Board Members and the Lung Association Staff- thank you from the bottom of our LUNGS!


Our Climb Safe Commitment

Our Climb Safe Commitment includes spatial distancing, health screenings, sanitation protocols, and face masks.

The American Lung Association is committed to the health and safety of our participants and volunteers. We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2021 event.

Click here to download our Climb Safe Commitment document.


Why We Climb

  • We embrace a challenge that makes us better
  • Because healthy lungs need clean air to breathe
  • Every step gets us closer to a world without lung disease

Benefits of Climbing

  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Strengthens more major muscle groups compared to walking, running or jogging on a flat surface
  • Consistent stair-climbing as a daily activity helps lower mortality risk

What You Get

  • Every climber receives an official Fight For Air Climb t-shirt
  • A sense of accomplishment for supporting people who are fighting for every breath

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $60,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Stephen Paca - $1,311.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Brian Hayes - $835.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Ron Clark - $825.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift John LoGrasso - $785.00
    5. Milestone Chad Way - $745.00
    6. Milestone Tammy Felton - $575.00
    7. Milestone Garen Emery - $480.00
    8. Milestone Kristine Holtman - $470.00
    9. Milestone Jill Reich - $460.00
    10. Milestone Beth Emery - $420.00

    Top Teams

      1. Geninatti Gym - $3,415.00
      2. T.A.C.O. - $2,866.00
      3. No Drama Llamas Keep On Steppin - $1,795.00
      4. All You Need Is Lung - $1,620.00
      5. Team Huff N' Puff - $1,065.00
      6. Ageless Fitness - $1,010.00
      7. The Steppets - $1,010.00
      8. Firstimer Climbers - $995.00
      9. COPD - $945.00
      10. BOWG - $885.00

      Why We Need You in the Fight

      In March, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. At the same time, we're continuing our advocacy work to support clean air and redoubling our long-term commitments to lifesaving research.

      Over the last 11 years, the Climbers have raised more than $60 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association. Last year, more than 26,000 participants from 43 Climb events across the country came together last year to raise more than $7 million.

      Join us. Because Every Step Counts and every step makes a difference.


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