June 19, 2021


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Erik MarantoEventsCHI@Lung.org312-781-1100


Thank You!

THANK YOU for being a part of the 2021 Fight For Air Climb Chicago, presented by UnitedHealthcare!

Together, we raised over $385,000 thank you! Every dollar raised supports the Lung Association’s research, educational programs and advocacy efforts.

Did you self-time your climb? Report your results in our Timing & Activity Tracker.

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

Click here to view event photos.

On behalf of our Climb Committees, Chicago Leadership Board Members and the Lung Association Staff- thank you from the bottom of our LUNGS!


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: $370,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Susan Warmerdam - $21,630.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Reshelle Scheffler - $4,000.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Cheryl Jenkins - $3,382.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica Arce - $3,275.00
    5. Milestone Chang Chong - $2,935.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Company Keldermans - $2,765.25
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Stephanie Kachur - $2,665.00
    8. Jason Dell - $2,540.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Adria Helmich - $2,515.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Karle McLaughlin - $2,132.00

    Top Teams

      2. Assurant Team Page - $7,500.00
      3. UnitedHealthcare - $6,812.00
      4. ONE LUNG KING - $6,020.00
      5. Holland & Knight/ AlterDomus - $5,915.25
      6. RML Specialty Hospital - $5,817.85
      7. BFF4SS - $5,685.00
      8. Millennium Trust Climbers - $5,193.00
      9. Assurance Rock Stars - $4,925.00
      10. R & K Climbers - $4,580.00

      Why We Need You in the Fight

      In March of 2020, 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

      Local Presenting Sponsor

      United Healthcare
      Northwestern Medicine Target HK Law ComEd
      Assurance Republic Bank Kindred Healthcare Assurant
      Molex Protiviti Grubhub RML Elkay HDMZ Aflac J.C. Anderson
      Robert Half White Raven Group Beary Landscape Schindler
      ABM Capco Illinois Transport Elite Ambulance

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

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