April 6, 20249:00 A.M.


Hartford 21Hartford, CT view on map


Janeene CatalanoJaneene.Catalano@Lung.org860-838-4362


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Hartford

Our Fight For Air Climb presented by KIA of East Hartford 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 presented by KIA of East Hartford, is returning to Hartford 21, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in central Connecticut. Hartford 21 is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Practice Climb

Join us on March 2, 2024 from 10am to 12pm at Hartford 21 for our second Practice Climb. Following the practice will be a small brunch gathering dedicated to the Top Fundraising Firefighter Team in the Nation Fire-Task Force 51! Must be registered for the 2024 Fight For Air Climb to be attend the Practice Climb. RSVP for the March 2nd practice here!

After Party and Awards Ceremony

We are so excited to be hosting our After Party again at Vaughan’s Irish Public House! At Vaughan’s, we will have a raffle, DJ, and our Civilian and Firefighter combined Awards Ceremony.

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

Registration Fees:
$35 THRU APR 4

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Hartford 21 on April 6, 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: $115,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Brian Woodford - $6,830.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Christina Hollister - $2,625.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Eric Ouellette - $820.00
    4. Milestone Miranda Gallagher - $818.80
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Jeffrey Prestash - $685.00
    6. Milestone Tom Boehm - $670.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Doug Clarke - $538.69
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Amalia Fung Fook - $500.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Valerie Payne - $496.81
    10. Milestone Steve Simko - $431.52

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    Top Teams

      1. Bristol Firefighters Local 773 - $9,130.00
      2. Christina's Angels - $2,825.00
      3. Orange Fire Department - $2,087.65
      4. Team McCants - $1,761.23
      5. Fire - Task Force 51 - $1,457.49
      6. The Ascenders - $1,320.00
      7. Simsbury Fire - $728.54
      8. Mansfield Fire Department - $400.00
      9. Beacon Hose - $370.00
      10. East Hartford Fire Department - $311.52

      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

      Presenting Sponsor

      Northland Real Estate
      National Health Care Associates, LLC
      Hartford 21 Vaughan's Irish Pub

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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