May 23, 2021


Comerica ParkDetroit, MI view on map


Leah Diederichseventsmi@lung.org248-784-2000

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $206,000.00


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.

Every Step Counts

Outdoors, onward and upward.

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

We're taking the Climb outside 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 re-imagined Climb at Comerica Park. 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 virtual option for those who can’t make it to the event.

Your safety is always our number one priority. While we are planning for an outdoor event, we are continually monitoring local conditions with regard to COVID-19. Check this page for the most up-to-date information about the event.

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

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Thank you for your patience as we worked to finalize the stair counts for Fight for Air Climb Detroit, May 23 at Comerica Park. Our estimated stair counts up and down are as follows:

  • Stadium Climbers and Elite Stadium Climbers: 1,077 stairs.
  • Firefighters and First Responders: 2,123 stairs.
  • Ultimate Challenge Climbers: 2,640 stairs.
Please note the Climb Detroit Team will be returning to Comerica Park after the Detroit Tigers Opening Day to do a final count and double check our estimated stair counts. For training purposes, we recommend adding an additional 150 stairs to our stair counts to make sure you’ll be fully prepared on Climb Day.


Stadium Fan Cutouts

Looking for something fun to honor a loved one while you climb? STADIUM FAN CUTOUTS are a great way to honor a loved one who is suffering from lung disease or someone who has passed away from lung disease, or your pet could even be featured! Purchase yours today to be featured May 23 at Comerica Park by filling out an order form.


Thank you to all our fundraisers!

Top Participants

    1. Personal Gift Robbin Bates - $5,455.00
    2. Personal Gift David Pedersen - $2,790.00
    3. Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $2,400.20
    4. Milestone John Farah - $2,267.00
    5. Personal Gift Bruce Porcaro - $1,993.50
    6. Janice Edwards - $1,835.00
    7. Personal Gift Anil Attili - $1,682.00
    8. Personal Gift Michele Campbell - $1,385.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Bryan Berry - $1,331.21
    10. Personal Gift Kimberley Witten - $1,200.00

    Top Teams

      1. Social Climbers - $11,652.20
      2. I'll Be Air For You - $11,160.00
      3. The Blues Climbatize - $5,595.00
      4. Cooney's Climbers - $5,295.50
      5. Use The Handrail - $3,546.25
      6. Eastpointe Fire Friends and Family - $3,460.00
      7. Brighton Area Fire - $2,886.21
      8. Troy Fire Department - $2,870.00
      9. West Bloomfield Fire Fighters - $2,783.00
      10. Sterling Heights Fire Department - $2,667.00

      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 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

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      Signature Sponsors

      Ernst & Young Michigan Legacy
      Fox 2 Detroit

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Healthcare

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