March 23, 20248:00 AM (CT)


Metropolitan SquareSt. Louis, MO view on map


Dana DhomDana.Dhom@lung.org314-449-9146


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in St. Louis

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 2024 with the American Lung Association

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Where you'll be climbing

The Fight For Air Climb - St. Louis, is returning to Metropolitan Square, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of the Mississippi. Met Square is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Registration Fees
Thru March 22nd
$55 Ultimate Climbers
$45 All Other Climbers


Thank You for Attending the St. Louis Fight For Air Climb

  • Event fundraising is open until April 23rd, which means there’s still time for you to earn sweet Climb gear. Incentive items are available for those who have fundraised $175 or more. Those eligible will be notified via email by April 29th.
  • Climb times are posted here. If you have any questions about your timing, please reach out to event staff.
  • Award winners for speed and fundraising will be announced following the fundraising deadline, April 23rd. The award categories can be viewed here.
  • Check out all the photos taken at Climb here: Team Photos | Finish Line and Stairwell Photos. We want to see your event day photos too! Tag us @LungMissouri on Facebook and Instagram.


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: $292,500.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Jerry Hyde - $6,171.24
    2. Milestone Greg Wilson - $2,500.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Charlie Oldani - $2,120.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Sophie Zavaglia - $1,795.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Ramez Sunna - $1,500.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Chris Scaglione - $1,459.35
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Tammy Ripperda - $1,220.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Karen VanBerkel - $1,124.65
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Matthew Koebbe - $1,112.97
    10. Milestone UmaShanker Sampath - $1,110.00

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    Top Teams

      1. SWMW Law, LLC - $6,848.70
      2. Delta Dental of Missouri - $4,814.95
      3. BJR Crochet Climbers - $3,879.30
      4. Andiamo - $3,204.04
      5. All Tiers, No Fears! - $2,626.87
      6. Insert Witty Team Name Here - $2,108.26
      7. We Belung Together - $1,610.00
      8. Drinkers with a Climbing Problem - $1,546.01
      9. Climb with the Angels - $1,535.00
      10. whatever - $1,500.00

      Can You Do This? Yes, You Can!

      We’ve designed the Climb to accommodate every type of Climber, whether you want to climb competitively, push yourself to the limit, or just make it to the top at your own pace. Here’s the best part: our experienced Climb team is here to support you every step of the way to get your ready for the Climb.

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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      American Direct Marketing
      Baker Tilly GrayBar Kindred St Louis Kindred St Louis South
      Ascension Assured Partners BJC Health First Bank Lewis Rice
      Merck Mercy PGAV St Lukes
      SWMW Law Tierpoint UB Greensfelder

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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