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

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Thank you St. Louis Climbers!

  • Team photos can be viewed here and additional event day photos can be viewed here. Make sure to tag us @LungMissouri on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #FightForAirClimb.
  • Climb times are posted here. Award winners will be contacted by email. If you have any questions about your timing, please contact us at STLClimb@lung.org.
  • Fundraising is open until April 25th, which means there’s still time for you to earn sweet Climb gear. We have incentive items starting at the $175 fundraising level. All those eligible to receive an incentive will be notified by email after fundraising closes.


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 Nora Manian - $5,000.00
    2. Milestone Jerry Hyde - $4,920.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jeff Collins - $2,075.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Matthew Koebbe - $1,900.00
    5. Milestone Charlie Oldani - $1,890.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Melodie Bostic - $1,620.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Brad Peters - $1,595.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Cypress Garrett - $1,550.00
    9. Milestone UmaShanker Sampath - $1,445.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Amy Feranec - $1,415.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Delta Dental of Missouri - $7,065.00
      2. SWMW Law, LLC - $4,364.00
      3. McCarthy - $3,945.00
      4. Central County Fire - $3,815.00
      5. Team HB - $3,625.00
      6. Franky's Ultimate Climbers - $3,590.43
      7. Breathless Buddies - $2,525.00
      8. All Tiers, No Fears! - $2,305.00
      9. Concordia Seminary - $2,160.00
      10. Emerson Steppers - $2,123.60

      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

      Ascension Kindred St Louis Kindred St Louis South Baker Tilly
      Delta Dental St Lukes SWMW PGAV zelis Merck
      Mercy Tierpoint Lewis Rice Greensfelder BJC Healthcare Assured Partners

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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