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


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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Detroit

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.

Fight For Air Climb participant standing in front of stairs

Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb will be returning to Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. Located in the heart of The District Detroit, this landmark features one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline. This is the perfect event for a day of fun, challenge, and camaraderie in support of an incredible cause and mission to end lung disease for all.

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Comerica Park on May 21, 2023

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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 Bill Visnaw - $3,901.97
    2. Milestone Personal Gift David Pedersen - $2,195.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $2,100.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Janice Edwards - $1,940.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Rick Helm - $1,310.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift David Lehner - $1,250.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Mac Tomaszewski - $1,000.00
    8. Milestone Liam Sans - $976.00
    9. Milestone Sue Johnson - $840.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Josh Hovanec - $660.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Social Climbers - $8,990.16
      2. Troy Fire Department - $5,071.97
      3. Use The Handrail - $2,584.00
      4. Harrison TWP Firefighters Local 1737 - $2,280.00
      5. Shelby Fire Local 1338 - $2,206.00
      6. The Blues Climbatize - $2,190.00
      7. Faith Climbers of FC - $1,940.00
      8. Cooney's Climbers - $1,765.00
      9. West Bloomfield Firefighters - $1,655.00
      10. Shirley's Girls - $1,585.00

      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

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      Kindred Hospitals

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