June 26, 2021


Joe Walton Stadium at Robert Morris UniversityPittsburgh, PA view on map


Steve GillisSteve.Gillis@Lung.org412-430-3061

8:30 AM

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All registered participants are required to complete this screening and present the results to an American Lung Association staff member at the event.

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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, upward and around the world.

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

We're taking the Climb outside and around the world in 2021. We're moving onward and upward, safely and responsibly, so that we can make an impact now to ensure a healthier future for all. Join us outside for a reimagined Climb in 2021. All are welcome to share in this adventure, whether you're new to the event or a veteran Climber.

Join us outside and travel the world for a reimagined Climb in the spring. All are welcome to share in this adventure, whether you’re new to the event or a veteran Climber.

Just like our indoor event, how you climb outdoors is up to you. You can race to the end or take it at your own pace. There's even a Climb Your Way option for those who can't make it to the event, and those participating in our in-person Climb can use Climb21 as a great training opportunity.

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Introducing Climb21

21 Days. 21 Climbs.

New this year! – Climb21 is a chance to Climb Your Way and "travel" the world on your terms with the American Lung Association. For the 21 days leading up to our outdoor Climb (June 26, 2021), join us as we virtually “climb” the steps of famous landmarks across the globe, nation and in your own backyard.

Using our updated Fight For Air Climb app’s Activity Tracker* (available for Apple and Android devices), you can track your steps and raise money to earn great prizes while participating in Climb21, our new and exciting way to “travel” and train around the world. Complete local landmarks, take a road trip across the country or explore the world with beautiful and historic locations. The more funds you raise and steps you take for our mission, the more well-travelled you’ll be. From a Localista to a high-skies Jet-Setter to a worldly Globetrotter, you can virtually climb the same number of steps as iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Grand Canyon and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (a towering 2,909 steps).

We need you in the fight now more than ever. Come outside for our in-person event, Climb Your Way with Climb21 or participate in both! Join us for the shared challenge, for the camaraderie, and for a world free of all lung disease, including COVID-19.

*You must be a registered climber to use the Climb mobile app.

More details on our in-person Climb and Climb21 coming soon!
Contact your local event manager with questions.

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.


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
  • Enjoy a unique event experience with family, friends or colleagues.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $75,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Jane Taylor - $10,025.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Raymond Kohan - $3,918.00
    3. Milestone Geoffrey Kasse - $3,520.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Erin Bruni - $1,304.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Dianne McMaster - $1,065.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Lynch - $1,012.00
    7. Milestone Louis Nocera - $1,000.50
    8. Milestone Jennifer Scott - $500.00
    9. Personal Gift Francine Dudding - $473.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Mindy Wollenschlaeger - $450.00

    Top Teams

      1. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - $10,990.00
      2. Emerson - $4,714.00
      3. Watosh Warriors - $3,993.00
      4. Ascenders - $3,520.00
      5. Partners4Pap - $1,250.00
      6. Grandma's Gang - $1,013.00
      7. Lifeline Therapy - $950.00
      8. Live Lung and Prosper - $790.00
      9. Focus Strength and Conditioning - $573.00
      10. How Nice - $555.00

      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 12 years, the Climbers have raised more than $65 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.

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


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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Millcraft  MSA Safety Company Piatt  JLL 
      Emerson UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Highmark Health  Genentech
      Northwestern Mutual 
      GASP  Veracyte

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