March 5, 20237:00 a.m. CST


Oakbrook Terrace TowerOakbrook Terrace, IL view on map


Kristina GromalaEventsCHI@Lung.org 312-781-1100


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Oakbrook Terrace

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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Start Times are Now Posted

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Registration will close at 10:00 am Sharp Thursday, March 2, 2023. Registration will be available day of if needed however we encourage you to register by deadline.

Sunday March 5, 2023

*Check your start time, we encourage you to arrive at least 30-minutes before your start time to give you enough time to: Check in for Packet Pick Up, Meet your Team Members, Check your Gear, Take a Photo and Get Ready to Line Up for your Start Time.

To view our full Event Day Participant Guide, click here.

Location: Oakbrook Terrace Tower - One Tower Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Click here for directions. Free Parking in Parking Lot

Packet Pick-Up/Event Check-In: Please provide yourselves enough time before your start time to pick up your Packets and T-Shirts. Packets will include Bib and additional information. Each Climbers Fundraising Minimum of $100 must be met to pick-up your packet and climb. Each individual must pick-up his/her own packet.

Any additional donations that you have collected may be turned in at Packet Pick-Up or Event Check-In. If you have not met your fundraising requirement you will be asked to present a credit card, cash or personal check to meet the minimum.

In honor & memory signs: If you purchased a stairwell sign, they will be posted in the stairwell! Keep a look out!

Gear Check: Gear Check will be available downstairs to check in items you do not plan to hold during the climb. Please give yourself enough time before your start time to do so. **Keep inhalers and serious medications with you at all times.

Timing Results: Preliminary Timing Results could be found around the lobby on signage scanning a QR Code.

Climbing Etiquette, Safety & Water Stations: Climbers should verbalize their intent to pass. Headphones are allowed, but please keep the volume low. There will be water stations in each stairwell on Floors 8 & 21.

Guests & Spectators: Guests are allowed in the building lobby to cheer on their climbers, they may even visit our DIY Poster Station to create a customized poster sign.


What to Expect in the Lobby:

  • Stretch Lab will be onsite for free stretches before or after your climb
  • Oakbrook Terrace Tower Fitness will be offering chair massages
  • Tijuana Flats will be serving a taco for our climbers
  • Capture a photo at our Photo Step & Repeat!
  • Enjoy music from DJ Lee
  • Visit our exhibitor tables: American Lung Association, Oakbrook Park District, RML Specialty Hospital and iHeart Media


We are here to help! Email EventsCHI@Lung.org . We look forward to seeing you this weekend on the stairs!


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: $91,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Michelle Calvario - $3,024.32
    2. Milestone Kristina Gromala - $1,270.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Sean Murray - $1,000.00
    4. Milestone Donnie Quattrocchi - $855.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Susan Andersen - $830.00
    6. Milestone Kelsey Morris - $735.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Eddie Ross - $625.00
    8. Milestone Joey Melone - $555.00
    9. Personal Gift Jo Booty - $550.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Karen Roete - $545.00

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    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

    Molex Holland & Knight ComEd United HealthCare
    Assurant Delta Dental JC Anderson Northwestern Medicine Protiviti RML
    EQ Office I Heart Radio Target Pete's Market

    National Sponsors

    National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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    National Corporate Team Partner

    Kindred Hospitals

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