May 6, 20238:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)


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Kaelyn GatesKaelyn.Gates@Lung.org716-271-6386


Thank you Climbers, Firefighters, Volunteers & Sponsors!

From the bottom of our lungs, thank you for making the Buffalo Fight For Air Climb our best year yet.

Fundraising Open until June 15th

Need some more time to reach your next fundraising incentive level? There is still time for you to continue to raise funds for our Buffalo Fight For Air Climb! Fundraising will close on June 15th.

Don’t forget to check if any of your donor’s gifts can be matched!

2023 Climb Results

Thank you to Score This for timing our event!

Looking to see how you did compared to last year? Check out our 2022 results here.

Climb Photos

Thank you to our incredible photographers Heather Bellini Photography, Helen J. Knowles Photography & Natalie Whitmore Photography for helping us capture our event! Photos will be uploaded to our event gallery as we receive them.

Other Post-Climb Updates


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: $213,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Paul Gorski - $7,832.01
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Kaelyn Gates - $4,123.14
    3. Milestone Melanie Busch - $3,500.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Jeff Nixon - $2,810.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Karen Samis - $2,661.00
    6. Milestone Kellie Rizzo - $2,635.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Mike Beato - $2,570.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Zielinski - $2,500.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift John Katalinas - $2,284.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Bill Murray - $2,265.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Take a Breath for Life - $22,205.00
      2. Diamond Cutters Ruck716 - $15,883.27
      3. Explore Buffalo - $9,137.01
      4. Buffalo Medical Group/Team Callari - $7,790.00
      5. True Strong - $6,990.00
      6. Grotto Ohana - $5,740.00
      7. Main Transit Fire Department - $5,500.00
      8. NFTA - $4,993.09
      9. Buffalo Professional Firefighters - Local 282 - $4,830.00
      10. Murray's Marchers - $4,400.00

      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

      TAB4L Southtowns Radiology
      AcariaHealth Astra Zeneca Buffalo Medical Group
      Great Lakes Cancer Care Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY Independent Health Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Buffalo Professional Firefighters Buffalo Sabres Foundation Hodgson Russ Windsong
      Citizens Bank Dolce Panepinto Try-It Labatt Wegman's Moog, Inc. Stretchlab
      New Wave Energy Guardant Tops Friendly Markets
      Deloitte WNY Immediate Care Jada Blitz Balanced Body Foods
      Heather Bellini Photography AMR H&H Entertainment NY Institute of Massage
      Helen Knowles Natalie Whitmore

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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