February 14th - March 14th, 2021


Climb Your WayPortland, OR view on map


Julia Bakerjulia.baker@lung.org503-718-6155


Packet Pickup Update

The Fight For Air Climb packet pickup is scheduled for March 20th from 11am-2pm at the Hood to Coast office (7236 SW Durhan Rd. Suite 800, Portland, OR 97224). Stop on by to pick-up your stylish t-shirt, Finishers’ Medal, and sticker. Do you want to pick-up your packet before March 20th? Please reach out to Julia at Julia.baker@lung.org to schedule a pickup appointment. Thank you for making every step count

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Every Step Counts

Onward and upward.

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

We're Climbing Your Way 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 for a re-imagined Climb. All are welcome to share in this adventure, whether you’re new to the event or a veteran Climber.

How you climb is up to you. You can race to the end or take it at your own pace. You can join us by taking the stairs every day at work, by completing a challenging hike, or by jogging through the park. Please register using Climb Your Way option. Challenge friends to climb 19,268 stairs in 6 weeks, the equivalent of climbing Mount Hood. Start a relay with 10 coworkers and have each person climb 5,000 stairs for a combined total equivalent to climbing Mount Everest!

The Fight For Air Climb app, Available for Apple and Android devices, is an easy way to update your personal page, send pre-crafted donation requests, check your fundraising progress, and track your steps (new!) all from the palm of your hand.

We need you in the fight now more than ever. Join us for the shared challenge, for the camaraderie, and for a world free of all lung disease.

All Climbers can earn the commemorative Fight For Air Climb t-shirt, finishers’ medal, and sticker by fundraising $100! All participants who self-donate $35 will receive the exclusive Fight For Air Climb sports scarf!



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: $50,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Personal Gift Carol Brown - $3,107.50
    2. Personal Gift Erika Moseson - $1,780.00
    3. Personal Gift Emily Aley - $1,290.00
    4. Personal Gift KJ Wesenberg - $625.00
    5. Personal Gift Libby Mitchell - $550.00
    6. Personal Gift John Palmer - $550.00
    7. Personal Gift Susan Bickerstaff - $425.00
    8. Personal Gift Glenna Marshall - $400.00
    9. Personal Gift Tamra Skerjanec - $400.00
    10. Personal Gift Gina Hambrick - $350.00

    Top Teams

      1. Air Health Our Health - $5,075.00
      2. Conquering Climbers - $3,607.50
      3. RBC Portland - $3,485.00
      4. RTeam Rocks! - $1,138.00
      5. UnicornStrong - $942.50
      6. Finish on Empty - $550.00
      7. Wildland Firefighters - $485.00
      8. KPMG - $235.00
      9. Been there, done that - $230.00
      10. Chester's Angels - $213.00

      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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