March 25, 2023


Metropolitan SquareSt. Louis, MO view on map


Brett SchuetteSTLClimb@lung.org314-627-1025


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in St. Louis

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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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb - St. Louis, is returning to Metropolitan Square, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in St. Louis. Metropolitan Square is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Attend one of our practice climbs at the Metropolitan Square Building to simulate the Climb experience!

  • Tuesday, January 17th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 7th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 4th from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Metropolitan Square on March 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: $338,600.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Matthew Koebbe - $250.00
    2. Milestone Rhonda Wisner - $235.00
    3. Milestone Michael Wildeisen - $190.00
    4. Milestone Alyssa Kutz - $150.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Teresa McClain - $150.00
    6. Milestone Janice Duke - $145.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Michele Williams - $142.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Kelly Naimo - $130.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Brad Baker - $100.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Edward Charbek - $100.00

    Top Teams

      1. DeClue's Crew - $275.00
      2. The Lung and the Breathless - $250.00
      3. Delta Dental of Missouri - $205.00
      4. Webster Groves Fire Dept. - $190.00
      5. SixOneEight - $150.00
      6. Donovans Strength & Conditioning - $142.00
      7. Pink Puffers - $135.00
      8. Kindred STL South - $135.00
      9. StairTrek - $130.00
      10. Legs Miserable - $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 $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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