June 19, 20229:00 AM (CT)


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Erik MarantoEventsCHI@Lung.org312-781-1100


Climb Higher in 2022

soldier-field-501x307.jpgWhether 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

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 Chicago Fight For Air Climb, presented by UnitedHealthcare, will be held at historic Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Fire. Featuring one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline and the best set of stairs this side of the Mississippi. Soldier Field 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: $500,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica Arce - $1,425.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Pat Ford - $460.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Cheryl Jenkins - $340.00
    4. Milestone Jeanette Freeman - $260.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Tom Andreesen - $250.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Andy Garza - $250.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Jason Blomquist - $150.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Christie Herr - $150.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Taggard Blomquist - $150.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Pia Blomquist - $150.00

    Top Teams

      1. The Scrambled Legs - $1,525.00
      2. UnitedHealthcare - $640.00
      3. Assurance Rock Stars - $450.00
      4. Don't Stop Stairing - $410.00
      5. Protiviti - $250.00
      6. CYNTHIA-21 - $150.00
      7. Weekend Crew - $135.00
      8. Half-Fast Climbing Society - $130.00
      9. Team Vogelzang Law - $105.00
      10. Dots Tots - $100.00

      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

      Local Presenting Sponsor

      United Healthcare

      ComEd Holland & Knight Kindred Healthcare Northwestern Medicine

      Protiviti Molex JC Anderson

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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