April 30, 2023


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Catherine WidemireEventsCLE@Lung.org216-524-5864


Climb Higher in 2023

THANK YOU from the bottom of our LUNGS for being a part of the Fight For Air Climb Cleveland.

Together, we have raised over $80,000 to date but we need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $127,700. Let’s keep the momentum going! You still have time to fundraise through May 30th to support lung health, earn VIP perks for 2024 individually or as a team and earn cool FFAC swag!

Your support makes our work possible for the 1.7 million Ohioans living with lung disease. Every dollar raised supports the American Lung Association’s research, educational, and advocacy efforts.

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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in 2023 with the American Lung Association

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Race Results

Timing Results are available here.

Have a timing issue or question? Visit the Climb Cleveland race results website for Race Contact Information or email us at EventsCLE@Lung.org.

Event Photos

Event photos captured by our volunteer photographers will be shared here.

Please share your event day photos with us - American Lung Association in Cleveland Facebook Group and tag us on Instagram @americanlungcleveland.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ClimbCleveland!

Event Survey

Tell us how we did! We would love for you to share your feedback with us. Complete this post-event survey and tell us what you liked about the event, any suggestions, ideas, or thoughts you may have are most welcome and encouraged!

On behalf of our Climb Ambassador Committee, Executive Leadership Team, Cleveland Local Leadership Board, and the American Lung Association Staff - thank you for making an impact for all those in Northeast Ohio living with lung disease and their families.

See you next year! Save the date: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Key Tower!


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 Personal Gift Kristin Kitzmiller - $1,795.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Doug Radeff - $1,690.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jay Patel - $1,490.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift John Horrell - $1,120.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Ryan Smarsh - $900.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Dennis Hancy - $867.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Joanne Murphy - $830.00
    8. Milestone Rob Schofield - $810.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Bhasin - $800.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Stacy Duffield - $745.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Cleveland Fire - $3,632.00
      2. Angel on Earth - $3,010.00
      3. Sexy Sue & Eloise's Stairclimbers - $2,740.00
      4. Y's Steppers - $2,570.00
      5. American Greetings - $2,540.00
      6. Team HP - $2,490.00
      7. Yogis Who Climb - $2,478.96
      8. OswaldCLIMBS - $2,155.00
      9. CFFD Local 494 - $2,000.00
      10. Mighty Morphin Tower Rangers - $1,940.00

      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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