May 20, 20238:00 AM


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Amanda JuedesEventsWI@Lung.org262-923-2737


It’s the 15th Anniversary of the Milwaukee Fight For Air Climb!

Why Should You Climb?

  • Family Friendly Event (ages 6-90+)
  • All Fitness Types Welcome
  • Stairs - You’ve Got Choices 1,550 (Loge), 2,801 (Loge + Terrace) or 5,300+ (Ultimate Climb Pass)
  • Fresh Open Air
  • Free & Easy Parking
  • High Energy Climbing Tunes
  • Exclusive Access to American Family Field
  • Earn a Finisher Medal & T-shirt
  • Plus, each dollar you raise enables research, education and advocacy to support the mission of the Lung Association.

Trust us, the Fight For Air Climb-Milwaukee, locally presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is designed for every type of climber from beginners, firefighters in full gear, and competitive climbers.

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

Registration Fees:
$35 thru May 18
$45 Day of Climb

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at American Family Field on May 20, 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: $565,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Chris Cahlamer - $10,645.00
    2. Personal Gift Robert Oakleaf - $9,990.00
    3. Chuck Roberts - $9,565.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Puglisi - $2,035.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Angela Palmer - $2,000.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Erica Leannah - $1,850.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Sandi Greenway - $1,805.00
    8. Milestone Angie Palmer - $1,781.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Lisa Myatt - $1,700.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Nadine O'Malley - $1,590.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Climbing Cahlamers - $14,155.00
      2. Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute Team 6 - $10,940.00
      3. Oakleaf Ascenders - $10,460.00
      4. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield - $6,200.00
      5. Godfrey+Kahn & Friends - $4,223.50
      6. Team Baird - $3,070.00
      7. Team Michael Greene - $2,500.00
      8. Mr. Pickles Climbers - $1,900.00
      9. US Bank - $1,875.00
      10. Hydrite Beakers - $1,810.00

      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

      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