May 22, 2021


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Lizzie CovingtonEventsWI@Lung.org262-923-2740


Thank You!


THANK YOU for being a part of the 2021 Fight For Air Climb – Milwaukee, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield!

Together, we raised $415,000+ and climbed more than 1.3 million stairs – thank you!

Your support makes our work possible for the 830,000+ Wisconsinites living with lung disease. 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 21 to qualify for our incentive program. View our Incentive Flier to check what you could earn!

Event photos will be posted to our SmugMug account by the end of the week.

On behalf of our Climb Committee, Wisconsin 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
  • Enjoy a unique event experience with family, friends or colleagues.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $320,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Donna Scaffidi - $13,320.00
    2. Milestone Chris Cahlamer - $10,595.00
    3. Personal Gift Robert Oakleaf - $8,500.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Lew Bartfield - $5,913.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Chuck Roberts - $5,718.64
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Nadine O'Malley - $5,201.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Joleen Tichelaar - $4,410.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Tom Messplay - $4,100.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Jon Skavlem - $4,025.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Sandi Greenway - $3,610.00

    Top Teams

      1. Baker Tilly Milwaukee - $19,095.89
      2. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield - $11,473.00
      3. Climbing Cahlamers - $11,105.00
      4. Oakleaf Ascenders - $9,710.00
      5. Team PCM - $6,350.00
      6. Lew's Crew - $6,183.00
      7. MABAS 106 - $6,073.64
      8. DOC Fitness - $5,201.00
      9. Fire Slayers - $5,110.00
      10. Feel the Burn - $4,815.00

      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

      Presenting Sponsor

      Aprilaire Baker Tilly  Godfrey & Kahn TMJ4
      Froedtert Hydrite Chemical Co   MSA Safety Incorporated US Bank We Energies

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

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