March 25, 20239:00 a.m. EST


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Caroline HutchinsonCaroline.Hutchinson@lung.org610-268-9784


Your Climb Results:

The results for this year’s climb are live on TriStateRacer Website

Check out photos from the event HERE. Event photos will also be uploaded to our Facebook Page in the upcoming week.

Please feel free to share any pictures that were taken day of on our Facebook Page and use #FightForAirClimb.

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

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Congratulations to our fastest climbers in each award category:

Fastest Male Climber Overall Troy Alston 4:54.6
Fastest Female Climber Overall Jeanine McGuire 7:35.2

Fastest Male Firefighter Michael Ceoffe
Fastest Female Firefighter Annie Frizzi
Fastest GORUCK Deidre Spencer

Age Group Awards

14 and Under Males
1st Place - Kyle Kasse
2nd Place - Nicky Talpas
3rd Place - Owen Taylor

14 and Under Females
1st Place - Lauren Kasse
2nd Place - Nancy Delien
3rd Place - Whitney Kasse

15 to 19 Males
1st Place - Samuel Taylor
2nd Place - William Geitner
3rd Place - Locke Zilich

15 to 19 Females
No participants

20 to 29 Males
1st Place - Joshua Hulbert
2nd Place - Levi Crosier
3rd Place - Nicholas Martinelli

20 to 29 Females
1st Place - Kelly Lynch
2nd Place - Nina Wiggins
3rd Place - Marissa Gibson

30 to 39 Males
1st Place - Matt Kippelen
2nd Place - Brett Alberti
3rd Place - William Levine

30 to 39 Females
1st Place - Lauren Wherry
2nd Place - Sara York
3rd Place - Sohini Ghosh

40 to 49 Males
1st Place - Geoffrey Kasse
2nd Place - Kurt Reinheimer
3rd Place - Chris Helper

40 to 49 Females
> 2nd Place - Julia McDowell
3rd Place - Kristen Kasse

50 to 59 Males
1st Place - Phil Majewski
2nd Place - Todd Suszynski
3rd Place - Xavier Szigethy

50 to 59 Females
1st Place - Donna Grott
2nd Place - Lori Perry
3rd Place - Melanie Szigethy

60 to 69 Males
1st Place - Harrison Lauer
2nd Place - David Kondas
3rd Place - Daniel Kippelen

60 to 69 Females
1st Place - Robin Gulley
2nd Place - Peggy Hughes
3rd Place - Barbara Palmer

70+ Climbers
1st Place - Daniel Sedmak
2nd Place - Dr. Geoffrey Kurland

Fastest Climb Team (Top 4 Climbers)
1st Place - Team Emerson
2nd Place - Team Menard USA
3rd Place - Team LINQ for Lungs

Fastest Overall Firefighter Team
1st Place - Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
2nd Place - Baden Fire Department
3rd Place - Moon Township VFC

The Climb isn't over just yet...

Fundraising is open and you can continue your efforts to earn some branded swag. Share a photo of yourself at the event on social media at @pittclimb on Facebook or Instagram @lungmidatlantic

Thank you to all of those who went above and beyond in your fundraising.


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. Geoffrey Kasse - $8,926.88
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Douglas Pike - $3,900.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Lynch - $1,965.00
    5. Milestone Travis Musselman - $1,940.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Dianne McMaster - $1,459.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift James Knechtel - $1,160.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Taylor - $1,125.00
    9. Milestone Robin Schmidlin - $820.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift David Kondis - $710.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Emerson - $17,050.00
      2. How Nice - $16,605.00
      3. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - $13,145.00
      4. Ascenders - $9,076.88
      5. Menard USA - $5,140.00
      6. Moon Township VFC - $2,325.00
      7. Crafton's Bravest - $2,230.00
      8. AHN Pulmonary - $2,065.97
      9. Live Lung and Prosper - $1,529.00
      10. Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire - $1,305.00

      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