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June 11, 20228:00 AM (CST)


Children's Mercy ParkKansas City, KS view on map


Tammy RockTammy.Rock@Lung.org913.353.9166


The American Lung Association strongly recommends that all participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Participants, volunteers, and staff are encouraged to wear a mask when in high traffic areas at the event such as registration, the start line, etc.

We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2022 event.

You can view our Climb Safe Commitment here.

Climb Higher in 2022

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

  • climb for the top time
  • race for your personal best
  • take it at your own pace
  • climb with friends and family to honor a loved one

Where You'll Be Climbing

The 2022 Fight For Air Climb - Kansas City, locally presented by Empower, is returning to Children’s Mercy Park, home of Sporting Kansas City. Featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of the Missouri River. Children’s Mercy Park is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge 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: $177,300.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Erik Lund - $3,230.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Bert Maidment - $2,500.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Margaret Cox - $1,790.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Carrie Eaton - $1,415.00
    5. Milestone Kate Lynch - $1,125.00
    6. Milestone Nancy Wilson - $1,035.00
    7. Milestone Michael Filing - $1,025.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Sarah Woodard - $755.00
    9. Milestone Andy Silins - $700.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Katherine Laning - $620.00

    Top Teams

      1. TEAM BERT - $4,125.00
      2. Team "AL" For One - $3,755.00
      3. Hallmark - Climbing for Gold - $3,230.00
      4. Empower - $2,850.00
      5. Blue KC - Live Fearless - $2,765.01
      6. Southsiders - $2,335.00
      7. Bruno's EZ Breathers - $1,690.00
      8. Sgt. Steppers - $1,565.00
      9. KC Climbers - $1,310.00
      10. Affinis Corp - $1,275.00

      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

      Empower Retirement
      Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City Sporting Kansas Fox 4 North Kansas City Hospital
      Kindred Hospital Northland Affinis BSM Husch
      GEHA Olathe Health JE Dunn Construction UMB Bank
      Acsension Certified Radon Blue Scoe

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      Kindred Hospitals

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