May 20, 20238:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Noemi Velazqueznoemi.velazquez@lung.org972-974-9062


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Houston

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, is returning to Rice University Stadium, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of Texas. Rice University 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 - Houston and LUNG FORCE Walk- Houston) 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 Rice University 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: $110,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Alana Vontobel - $1,000.00
    2. Personal Gift Gabriel Loor - $800.00
    3. Milestone Charlotte Maffia - $300.00
    4. Milestone Annie Smith - $200.00
    5. Milestone Chanique Williams - $110.00
    6. Mabelley Bolanos - $100.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Rosa Huisenfeldt - $100.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Emily Hobaugh - $100.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Luis Constantin - $100.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Stephanie Celaya - $100.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Baylor Medicine - $6,605.00
      2. Breathing Center of Houston - $5,110.00
      3. Team Vontobel - $1,515.00
      4. MD Anderson Cancer Center - $500.00
      5. Climbing for TIM - $400.00
      6. SHEL-LI - $300.00
      7. Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant - $200.00
      8. Team FLF - $100.00
      9. MCB Amazing Admins - $100.00
      10. Every Breath Counts - $50.00

      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

      Preferred Air Quality Partner


      Gold Sponsor

      John P. McGovern Foundation

      Media Sponsors

      ABC13 Majic 102.1 Praise 92.1 The Box 97.9

      Local Sponsors

      MD Anderson Genentech Houston Methodist Baylor Medicine
      UHC Memorial Hermann Craft Creamery

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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