February 27, 2022


U.S. Bancorp Tower Portland, OR view on map


Rob Staggenborgrob.staggenborg@lung.org 503 718 6152


The American Lung Association is committed to the health and safety of our staff, participants, and volunteers. To help ensure the safety of all attendees, we will be requiring proof of vaccination and masks will be required except when actively climbing, in all of our indoor climbs. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe!

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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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Climb Higher in 2022

Whether you're new to stair-climbing or a veteran Climber, you can choose your adventure—how you climb is up to you:

  • climb to honor, or in memory of a special person
  • climb for the challenge of it
  • take it at your own pace

We have participant options for every type of Climber, including special categories for EMTs, First Responders and Firefighters.

Where You'll Be Climbing

The 2022 Portland Fight For Air Climb will be held at US Bancorp Tower (affectionately known as The Big Pink) in downtown Portland, with its sweeping views of the city and majestic Mt. Hood. Featuring one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline and one of the best set of stairs in the Pacific Northwest, the US Bancorp Tower is the perfect setting for a day of fun, endurance and camaraderie.

Save your spot at the starting line and register today!

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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: $66,750.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Carol Brown - $1,200.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Eric Sena - $525.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Rebecca Glommen - $315.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Suzie Kelly - $285.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Rudy Peone - $275.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Becky Campbell - $200.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Karen Costello - $182.50
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Jen Senn - $160.00
    9. Milestone Andrew Dorphley - $150.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Emily Aley - $100.00

    Top Teams

      1. Conquering Climbers - $1,200.00
      2. RBC Portland - $1,200.00
      3. Chester's Angels - $735.00
      4. Wildland Firefighters - $410.00
      5. The Lung and The Breathless - $315.00
      6. One Step at a Time - $260.00
      7. Cline's Climbers - $220.00
      8. UnicornStrong - $182.50
      9. Bleeding Hearts Kettlebell Club - $35.00
      10. Rose City Climbers - $15.00

      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

      Silver Sponsor

      RBC Wealth Management

      Bronze Sponsors

      Crunch Fitness  PhRMA

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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