April 30, 2023


Progressive FieldCleveland, OH view on map


Catherine WidemireEventsCLE@Lung.org216-524-5864


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Cleveland

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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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb - Cleveland, is returning to Progressive Field Progressive Field, home of the AL Central Champion Cleveland Guardians, featuring one-of-a-kind views and is one of the best set of stairs on the coast of Lake Erie. Progressive Field is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie

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

Registration Fees:
$35 Stadium Climber
$50 Ultimate Climber

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Progressive Field on April 30, 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: $127,700.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Brian Novotny - $135.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Ronald Hyre - $110.09
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Todd Fox - $100.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Wendy Webber - $100.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Ponstingle - $100.00
    6. Personal Gift Tracy Goldhardt - $85.00
    7. Personal Gift Daniel Peters - $70.00
    8. Dennis Hancy - $60.00
    9. Personal Gift Shannon Waffen - $60.00
    10. Personal Gift Corey Rybka - $60.00

    Top Teams

      1. Destination Cleveland Climbers - $180.00
      2. Climb Hyre - YOLO! - $160.09
      3. Y's Steppers - $160.00
      4. Streetsboro Fire Department - $135.00
      5. Stacy's Steppers - $135.00
      6. Team Debbie B - $100.00
      7. The Air Tanks - $100.00
      8. Tracy's 02 Crew, We've got LUNGevity! - $85.00
      9. ALA Team CLE - $75.00
      10. Cleveland Fire - $60.00

      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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