March 25, 20239:00 a.m. EST


PENN 1New York City, NY view on map


Calloway KorbischNYCClimb@lung.org917-210-5644


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in New York City

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, is returning to PENN 1, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in the heart of Midtown. Together we’ll climb the 55 floors of PENN 1 while working towards a world free of lung disease. This is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Registration Fees:
$35 through March 22nd
$50 Day Of
March 25

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at PENN 1 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: $135,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Anna Agostinelli - $1,025.00
    2. Milestone Lisa Bai - $740.00
    3. Milestone Joanne Kramer - $670.00
    4. Milestone Joel Horvath - $500.00
    5. Milestone Shermane Cadle - $410.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Lauren Moss - $410.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Kristyn Beausoleil - $371.00
    8. Milestone Adam Apps - $365.00
    9. Milestone Cillian Geary - $315.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Samantha DeBurra - $310.00

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    Top Teams

      1. New York Life - $1,670.00
      2. CPA's on the Rise - $1,500.00
      3. The GingerShot Man - $1,170.00
      4. Pure Storage - $970.00
      5. Team Parts Authority - $760.00
      6. Joanne's Climbers - $745.00
      7. Vornado Realty Trust - $710.00
      8. Metro NYC Leadership Board - $690.00
      9. BrandEd - $585.00
      10. Friends of Bill Fight for Air - $471.00

      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

      Vornado Realty Trust

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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