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.

Space on the stairs is limited, so save your spot and register today.

Practice Climbs

Practice on the Metropolitan Square stairs before event day! Must be registered for the Climb to participate. RSVP by emailing STLClimb@lung.org.

  • January 9, 2024 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • January 31, 2024 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • March 2, 2024 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Registration Fees
Thru March 22nd
$55 Ultimate Climbers
$45 All Other Climbers

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Metropolitan Square on March 23, 2024


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 Jerry Hyde - $3,861.24
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Charlie Oldani - $1,260.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Elizabeth Mascote - $852.95
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Tammy Ripperda - $750.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Matthew Bergheger - $740.06
    6. Milestone Erin Beishir - $707.99
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Sophie Zavaglia - $700.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Cathy Westbury - $608.03
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Marcy Morris - $555.00
    10. Hope Felling - $521.04

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    Top Teams

      1. Andiamo - $1,919.04
      2. Delta Dental of Missouri - $1,732.95
      3. SWMW Law, LLC - $1,468.00
      4. Franky's Ultimate Climbers - $1,091.03
      5. First Bank - $900.00
      6. Insert Witty Team Name Here - $776.04
      7. We Belung Together - $650.00
      8. Webster Groves Fire Dept. - $578.80
      9. DeClue's Crew - $560.00
      10. APT Rocks - $546.00

      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

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

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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