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.

Event Day Info

Online registration is now closed. You can still register day of on March 25th. The fees are $50 towards registration and $100 minimum fundraising.

Event Day Details: Please check out our Event Day Details page for everything you'll need to know.

Parking: You are encouraged to park at the One Oxford Centre Garage attached to the building. Please pull and keep your parking ticket upon entering the garage. There will be a table in the lobby where you will exchange your ticket for a voucher. You must pay $5 in CASH for the parking voucher which will get you out of the garage for free. There is a Chase ATM outside the main doors of the building (Grant Street side) if you forget to bring cash. Otherwise, the parking garage rate is $10.

Event Results: After Saturday's event, you will be able to view the results online.

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


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 - $4,906.88
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Douglas Pike - $3,405.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin Lynch - $1,815.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Dianne McMaster - $1,209.00
    6. Milestone James Knechtel - $1,037.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Taylor - $990.00
    8. Milestone Robin Schmidlin - $820.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift David Kondis - $710.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Edward Page - $550.00

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    Top Teams

      1. How Nice - $16,505.00
      2. Emerson - $15,537.00
      3. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - $13,145.00
      4. Menard USA - $5,140.00
      5. Ascenders - $5,056.88
      6. Moon Township VFC - $2,325.00
      7. Crafton's Bravest - $2,230.00
      8. AHN Pulmonary - $1,915.97
      9. Live Lung and Prosper - $1,394.00
      10. Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire - $1,280.00

      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

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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Embassy Healthcare