April 29, 20238:00 a.m. CT


Gerald Ford Stadium - SMUDallas, TX view on map


Dolores JohnsonDallasEvents@lung.org214-974-9060



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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Dallas

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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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb Dallas will tackle the iconic SMU Stadium, centrally located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. SMU Stadium is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Registration Fees:
$25 Until Jan 1
$35 After Jan 1

Texas Two-StepTexas Two-Step

The Texas Two-Step is a fundraiser that consists of two of our signature events (Fight For Air Climb - Dallas and LUNG FORCE Walk - Dallas) happening on the same day, location, and time to allow for a more family-friendly experience.

The Fight For Air Climb consists of a timed-course climbing over 1,000 steps on stadium bleachers for those that love a challenge. The LUNG FORCE Walk is a 1.3-mile course around Gerald Ford Stadium's concourse for those that love to take in the sights in a family group or with a team at their own pace. All festivities begin at 8:00 AM and end by 12:00 PM.

Participation in either part of the Texas Two-Step requires registration.


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: $125,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Mary McNulty - $3,310.00
    2. Clive Miskin - $2,560.00
    3. Milestone Natalie Creel - $700.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Carita Nolan - $605.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Nick Berger - $410.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Erin Galyean - $300.00
    7. Personal Gift Shanda Sinkey - $300.00
    8. Milestone Katie Tosov - $295.00
    9. Milestone Eric Peterson - $285.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Kimberly Gajewski - $280.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Jean's Dream Team - $3,410.00
      2. SurgeTrader Climbers - $2,635.00
      3. God's Servants Our Heroes - $2,510.00
      4. Andrew Billings: Find-A-Way Foundation - $1,730.00
      5. Dallas Sherpas - $1,560.00
      6. Badass Brinker Bears - $1,495.00
      7. Medical City Plano - $700.00
      8. Dallas Two-Step - $565.00
      9. One AZ Dallas - $507.50
      10. IV Leggers - $485.00

      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

      Presenting Sponsor

      Baylor Scott and White Surge Trader TruWest
      EmVenio Research

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      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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