February 25, 20238 am


Rhodes TowerColumbus, OH view on map


Brittany SinzingerBrittany.Sinzinger@lung.org614-279-1700


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Columbus

Our Fight For Air Climb is designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers.

How you climb is up to you: race to the top or take it at your own speed.

Assemble your crew: for the best Climb experience, form a team of friends and family, coworkers or neighbors.

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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in 2023 with the American Lung Association

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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb - Columbus, is returning to Rhodes Tower, for the first time since 2020, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in Columbus! Rhodes Tower is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie. We can’t wait to tackle the 880 steps of our favorite Columbus building!

Space on the stairs is limited, so save your spot and register today.

Registration Fees:
$25 January 1, 2023
$40 Day of Event

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Rhodes Tower on February 25, 2023


Do Good, Feel Great

  • You are supporting people with lung disease who are fighting for every breath.
  • You are stepping up for clean air across the country and in your community.
  • You are doing something positive for yourself and for people in need.

Health Benefits

  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Strengthens more major muscles, including your glutes… you’re welcome!
  • 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 in a supportive, celebratory atmosphere.
  • A safe, enjoyable event experience with a complimentary pick-me-up snack and water.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $137,500.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Miriam Siegfried - $1,807.00
    2. Personal Gift Tom Lacey - $880.00
    3. Milestone Lauren Kraft - $800.00
    4. Milestone Carley Auddino - $305.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Michael Sponhour - $275.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Daniel Allen - $270.00
    7. Milestone Jeff Cashner - $250.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Elizabeth Wierslee - $250.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Alex Polko - $250.00
    10. Milestone Danielle Boylan - $227.00

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    Top Teams

      1. One More Step - $1,877.00
      2. Columbus Firefighters Local 67 - $1,180.00
      3. Taura Strong - $1,140.00
      4. The Avaap Climbing Crew - $770.00
      5. Big Lots Climbers - $715.00
      6. Zangmeister Cancer Center - $400.00
      7. Team New Adventure - $315.00
      8. Team TWA - $305.00
      9. Climbing for Jack - $290.00
      10. Kings of the Gloom (F3) - $280.00

      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 $71 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

      Zangmeister Cancer Center Radio U
      Guardant Nationwide Children's Hospital


      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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