February 25, 2023Est. 7:15 am - Power Hour 8:30 am- Standard Climbers 10:00 am- Firefighters


Rhodes TowerColumbus, OH view on map


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


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Columbus

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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!

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


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 Carley Auddino - $3,710.00
    2. Milestone Russell Gill - $3,701.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Miriam Siegfried - $3,138.00
    4. Personal Gift Tom Lacey - $2,075.00
    5. Milestone Lauren Kraft - $1,505.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Emily Polko - $1,500.00
    7. Milestone Doug Dury (Blu) - $1,110.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Mehri Stephenson - $1,000.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Kenny Spafford - $710.00
    10. Jeffrey Larger - $655.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Taura Strong - $11,145.00
      2. Columbus Firefighters Local 67 - $3,821.90
      3. One More Step - $3,703.00
      4. Kings of the Gloom (F3) - $3,375.00
      5. Big Lots Climbers - $2,515.00
      6. Team TWA - $1,645.00
      7. The Avaap Climbing Crew - $1,220.00
      8. Climbing for Jack - $1,141.32
      9. Embassy Warriors - $1,100.00
      10. Lakewood Firefighters - $875.00

      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
      USBank AstraZeneca First Federal Lakewood Encova Insurance
      UFCW StretchLab Aqua Systems Winchester Institute


      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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