May 20, 20238:00 AM


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Amanda JuedesEventsWI@Lung.org262-923-2737


Thank you x 2.5 Million Stairs

The 15th Anniversary Fight For Air Climb-Milwaukee was a remarkable day, all thanks to your generosity and support. Your efforts continue to make a difference and help take the mission of the American Lung Association to new heights!

Your support makes our work possible for the 700,000+ Wisconsinites living with lung disease.

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After The Climb Details

Climb Results and Awards

Timing results for Fight For Air Climb - Milwaukee have been posted.

Have a timing issue or question? Please email info@infocustiming.com directly.

Did you win one of our award categories? Congratulations! We will contact award winners over the next several weeks.

Event Photos

Event photos will be posted on SmugMug. We are gathering all of the amazing shots and uploading them in the next few days!

Please share your event day photos with us. Tag @LungWisconsinClimb on Facebook and @LungWisconsin on Instagram. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ClimbMKE.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match an employee's contribution. Use our company search tool to see if your employer offers a matching gift program – it’s not too late to earn an additional fundraising incentive! You have until June 20 to qualify when you raise $175+. View our Incentive Flyer to check what you could earn!

Post-Climb Survey

Want to help make next year's Climb even better? Please take a moment to complete our post-climb survey.

On behalf of our Climb Committee, Wisconsin Leadership Board, and the Lung Association Staff – thank you for making an impact for all Wisconsinites living with lung disease and their families.


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: $565,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Oakleaf - $18,000.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Chris Cahlamer - $12,080.00
    3. Chuck Roberts - $9,565.00
    4. Milestone Donna Scaffidi - $6,654.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Joleen Tichelaar - $3,691.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Jon Skavlem - $3,235.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Lewis Bartfield - $3,130.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Nadine O'Malley - $2,950.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Nick LoCicero - $2,890.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Sandi Greenway - $2,830.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Oakleaf Ascenders - $20,860.00
      2. Climbing Cahlamers - $15,790.00
      3. Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute Team 6 - $12,415.00
      4. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield - $12,060.00
      5. Baker Tilly Milwaukee - $11,329.00
      6. Team Baird - $6,016.00
      7. Godfrey+Kahn & Friends - $5,888.50
      8. Madison Fire - $4,020.00
      9. Team Michael Greene - $3,855.00
      10. Pranghofer - $3,510.00

      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

      Local Presenting Sponsor


      Gold Sponsors

      AprilAire Godfrey Baker Tilly TMJ4

      Silver Sponsors

      US Bank MSA We Energies Foundation Hydrite Chemical Co. Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Merck

      Bronze Sponsors

      Baird Anon Charitable Trust City Of Hope Pyramax Bob & Mary Oakleaf Sikich Bostik

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

      Learn more about National Teams