April 1, 20238:00 AM EST


Bank of America PlazaTampa, FL view on map


Steven RiddleSteven.Riddle@Lung.org813-712-2307


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Tampa is back at the Bank of America Plaza!

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.

Online registration will close at midnight on Thursday, March 30th. Registration will be available on event day; however, we encourage you to register online.

Fight For Air Climb participant standing in front of stairs This is an example caption.

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Bank of America Plaza on April 1, 2023

Start Times are Now Posted

We've posted the climber start times for Fight For Air Climb - Tampa. These wave times may change as we get closer to Climb Day, so please check to see if your time has changed.

Climb Day Guide: Everything You Need To Know

We've collected helpful information to get you ready for the Climb.


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: $240,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Jeff Ottmann - $7,000.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Curtiss - $4,500.00
    3. Milestone Kristen Niemi - $2,625.95
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Marja Blitz - $2,500.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Gina Ricard - $2,110.00
    6. Milestone Lori Fitzpatrick - $1,980.00
    7. Milestone Angela Schab - $1,460.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Sharyn Sazama-Moreau - $1,326.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Christina Mayer - $1,310.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica McCormick - $1,170.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Team Slartibartfast - $9,080.00
      2. Driller Labor Support - $7,130.00
      3. RJ Bulls - $4,090.00
      4. Foley - Egg - $3,335.00
      5. Tampa Fire Rescue - $3,205.00
      6. Flight Club - $2,795.95
      7. The Climbin Crew - $2,325.00
      8. Powerhouse Gym-Trinity - $2,305.00
      9. SPFR/Local 747 - $2,290.00
      10. Unstoppable - $2,230.00

      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

      Presenting Sponsor

      Raymond James

      Gail Porter Award Sponsor

      Moffitt Center

      Event Sponsors

      Kindred Healthcare

      West CMR

      In-Kind Sponsors

      Bank of America Plaza Tampa Club


      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

      Learn more about National Teams

      National Corporate Team Partners

      Embassy Healthcare Raymond James