May 15th, 20218:00 a.m. EST


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Calle WallaceCalle.Wallace@lung.org470-233-7031

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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 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. 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.

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: $115,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Srihari Veeraraghavan - $11,300.00
    2. Personal Gift Gerald Staton - $8,850.00
    3. Todd Bowers - $5,000.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Jennifer Langley - $4,015.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Elizabeth McMillan - $3,345.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Leah Fischer - $3,000.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Karen McClelland - $2,000.00
    8. Milestone Douglas Kerns - $1,360.00
    9. Milestone Jacob Robinson - $1,250.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Beverly Miller - $1,000.00

    Top Teams

      1. EMORY Pulmonary Iron Lungs - $21,205.00
      2. Hall County Fire - $5,275.00
      3. The Fitness Hounds - $4,315.00
      4. Gwinnett Fire Jakes - $3,490.00
      5. Onward and Upward - $3,395.00
      6. CDC Goal Getters - $3,280.00
      7. Smyrna Fire Department - $2,835.00
      8. STRIVE Michael - $2,300.00
      9. Team UPS - $2,035.00
      10. Paulding County Fire - $2,000.00

      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


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