June 6, 2021


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Abigail MooreAbigail.Moore@lung.org317-210-8554

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We're taking the Fight For Air Climb outdoors so we can come together safely and enjoy the day.

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Every Step Counts

Outdoors, onward and upward.

Healthy lungs and clean air. That’s why we Climb.

We’re thrilled to report that you helped us achieve great success! Together, we climbed over 900,000 stairs and raised over $175,000 and counting. Your support makes our work possible for the thousands of Hoosiers living with lung disease. Every dollar raised supports lung disease research, educational programs and advocacy efforts.

You Still Have Your Post-Climb Glow

You did it and you should be very proud. Share your accomplishment with those who supported your efforts and post pictures of your victorious smiling face with the #Climbindy on social. Photos taken on event day are available here.

Raise More and Earn Swag

If you love swag, it’s your lucky day. Raise $175+ and earn an additional incentive item. Keep that fundraising momentum going through June 30.

Have you submitted for a matching gift?

Many companies will offer to match an employee's contribution to a charitable organization. For questions regarding your company’s matching gift programs, please contact your employer’s HR department. You can also use our company search tool to see if your employer offers a matching gift program, as well as find information on how to get started.

We thank you so much for joining us again this year in the pursuit of a world free from lung disease! Please email Abigail.Moore@lung.org with questions.



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: $160,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Personal Gift Michelle Dixon - $3,660.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Michael McCulloch - $3,381.00
    3. Personal Gift Joel Tragesser - $3,000.00
    4. Personal Gift Jennifer Thurston - $2,925.00
    5. Ann Barnes - $2,625.00
    6. Personal Gift Kris Hare - $2,170.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Kirsten Tragesser - $1,635.00
    8. Personal Gift Cayla Cole - $1,500.00
    9. Personal Gift Brittany McMullen - $1,175.00
    10. Paula Montgomery - $1,150.00

    Top Teams

      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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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors


      MiTech Kindred Impact Physician Group Indiana University Health Marathon Health Glick
      Community First Bank  Ernst & Young 

      Bose McKinney & Evans  Quarles & Brady  Flaherty & Collins Properties
      Ascension St Vincent Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP MHS Duke Realty PromptCare

      Hoosiers Work For Health

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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