May 21, 20238:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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Your Detroit TeamEventsMI@Lung.org248-784-2000


Thank you Climbers, Firefighters and First Responders, Volunteers & Sponsors!

From the bottom of our lungs, thank you for being a part of the Fight For Air Climb Detroit.

Post Climb Information

2023 Climb Detroit Results

Thank you to Classic Race for timing our event! Timing results for Fight For Air Climb - Detroit have been posted. Having a timing issue or question? Click here to submit a review.

Event Photos

Thank you to our incredible volunteer photographers for capturing event day photos. Photos will be shared in our 2023 Photo Gallery.

Please share your event day photos with us on our Facebook Group. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ClimbDetroit!

2023 Fundraising still Open!

Thanks to your support, Climb Detroit has collectively raised more than $4.5 million in support of healthy lungs and clean air. Fundraising is still open and we are working towards reaching our next fundraising milestone this season of $300,000.

Need some more time to reach your next fundraising incentive level including joining the VIP Fundraising Club by raising $500 or more? There is still time for you to continue to raise funds before the June 20 Fundraising Incentive deadline. Don’t forget to check if any of your donor’s gifts can be matched!

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 Detroit Ambassador Committee, Local Leadership Board, and the American Lung Association Staff - thank you for making an impact for all those in Michigan living with lung disease and their families.


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: $425,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Kathy Reno - $13,030.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Bill Visnaw - $7,000.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $4,092.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Janice Edwards - $3,705.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift David Pedersen - $3,430.00
    6. Milestone Sandy Chekal - $3,100.00
    7. Milestone Sweet Phil - $2,830.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Dave Basile - $2,780.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Melissa Thueme - $2,740.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Jonathon Faber - $2,570.28

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    Top Teams

      1. Crum & Forster's Team Mercury Rising - $23,380.00
      2. Social Climbers - $21,111.17
      3. Troy Fire Department - $16,155.00
      4. The Blues Climbatize - $10,592.50
      5. Cooney's Climbers - $8,810.00
      6. Use The Handrail - $8,797.00
      7. West Bloomfield Firefighters - $4,555.00
      8. Faith Climbers of FC - $3,805.00
      9. Brighton Area Fire - $3,624.00
      10. Lynne's Legends - $3,375.00

      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

      Signature Sponsors

      Michigan Legacy Credit Union BCBS Michigan

      Supporting Sponsors

      FOX 2 Detroit Zephyr O'Toole Scrivo JD Entertainment

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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