March 25, 20239:00 a.m. EST


One Oxford CentrePittsburgh, PA view on map


Brittany Massarbrittany.massar@lung.org412-430-3061


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Pittsburgh

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 so excited to be returning to One Oxford Centre. Featuring one-of-a-kind views of the Pittsburgh skyline once you reach the 40th floor; it is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Online registration will close at 9:00 AM (ET) on Wednesday, March 22nd. After online registration closes, interested climbers can register and participate on the day of the event. Day of registration fee is $50. The $100 fundraising minimum still applies.

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

Registration Fees:
$35 Until Mar 22
$50 Day of Event

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at One Oxford Centre on March 25, 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: $145,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Personal Gift Jane Taylor - $12,525.00
    2. Milestone Geoffrey Kasse - $4,626.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Douglas Pike - $3,345.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Lynch - $1,135.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Dianne McMaster - $1,000.00
    6. Milestone James Knechtel - $997.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Taylor - $745.00
    8. Milestone Jimmy Billings - $500.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Company Kurland - $500.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Albert Calfo - $500.00

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    Top Teams

      1. How Nice - $16,260.00
      2. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - $13,145.00
      3. Emerson - $12,462.00
      4. Menard USA - $4,865.00
      5. Ascenders - $4,676.00
      6. Moon Township VFC - $1,945.00
      7. AHN Pulmonary - $1,545.97
      8. Step by Step - $1,070.00
      9. Live Lung and Prosper - $1,049.00
      10. Team MSA Safety - $1,000.00

      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

      Platinum Sponsor


      Gold Sponsor

      UPMC Pittsburgh

      Silver Sponsors

      Emerson Northwestern Mutual JKS Financial

      Bronze Sponsors

      Shorenstein Fox Pest Control Pittsburgh


      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

      Learn more about National Teams

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Embassy Healthcare