When

May 13, 20238:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Where

Highmark StadiumBuffalo, NY view on map

Contact

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

 

The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Buffalo

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 up and down the steps at the stadium or take it at your own speed.

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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 Buffalo Fight For Air Climb is returning to Highmark Stadium, home of our beloved hometown Football team, for our 13th annual Climb. Highmark Stadium is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Route Options and Participation Types:

Regular Route (view course map)
900 steps / half of the 100-level of Highmark Stadium

  • Participation Types: Climber (civilian), Elite Climber, Firefighter, First Responder, GORUCK
  • Fundraising Minimum: $100 due by 5/13 to participate
  • Approximate Climb Times: 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Registration Fees: Early bird registration is $25 through 2/15, jumps to $35 through 5/7/23 when online registration closes
  • Day of Registration: We will have limited availability for day-of registration. Day of registration for this route is $50 and your $100 fundraising minimum is due at registration (for a total of $150 due at registration)

Ultimate Route (view course map)
1,800 steps / full length of the 100-level of Highmark Stadium

  • Participation Types: Climber (civilian) and Firefighter
  • Fundraising Minimum: $250 due by 5/13 to participate
  • Approximate Climb Times: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Registration Fees: Early bird registration is $35 through 2/15, jumps to $45 through 5/7/23 when online registration closes
  • Day of Registration: We will not have day of registration available for the ultimate routes. You must register by 5/7/23 to participate in the ultimate route(s).

Please note the approximate Climb times by participation type. Regular Route and Ultimate Route participants will Climb at separate times due to logistics and appropriate timing.

Space on the stairs is limited, so save your spot and register today!

Registration Fees:
$25 THRU FEB 15
$35 FEB 16 - MAY 7
Ultimate Climber Registration Fees:
$35 THRU FEB 15
$45 FEB 16 - MAY 7

Please note there is a $100 or $250 fundraising minimum (depending on your route choice) for all climbers to participate at Highmark Stadium on May 13, 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: $213,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Zielinski - $1,000.00
    2. Milestone Melanie Busch - $590.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift George Hackford - $445.00
    4. David Graff - $430.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Kristen Lorentz - $410.00
    6. Milestone Michele Forsey - $400.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Jessica Berens - $391.00
    8. Milestone Susan Bratek - $390.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Bruce Izard - $385.00
    10. Cole Anstett - $370.00


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    Top Teams

      1. Take a Breath for Life - $21,770.00
      2. Diamond Cutters Ruck716 - $2,670.27
      3. NFTA - $1,663.00
      4. Buffalo Medical Group/Team Callari - $1,320.00
      5. Main Transit Fire Department - $1,095.00
      6. Mascellino Mob - $765.00
      7. Team Roswell - $660.00
      8. Murray's Marchers - $645.00
      9. Grotto Ohana - $590.00
      10. Climbing for Kathy - $520.00

      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 Buffalo Medical Group Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY Independent Health Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Buffalo Professional Firefighters Hodgson Russ Windsong Citizens Bank Moog, Inc.
      Stretchlab New Wave Energy Deloitte Jada Blitz Balanced Body Foods Heather Bellini Photography

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air

      Aprilaire

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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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