April 6, 20249:00 A.M.


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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.

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.

Registration Fees:

Climb Times

Climb times are here! View your times below:

Event Day Guide

We've published our Event Day Guide, containing everything you need to know on Climb Day.

Download the Event Day Guide.

Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your Climb time so you can: Meet up with your Team Members, Check your Items, Take a Team Photo, Visit our Exhibitors & Get Warmed Up!

What to Expect on the Third Floor & Post Climb

  • The Lobby of Hartford 21 is where you will register, and the Start Line. All activities will be on the Third Floor.
  • Capture a photo at our Climb Step & Repeat.
  • Enjoy music by iHeart Radio and MC’d by Renee DeNino.
  • Visit our Exhibitor tables and grab a goody bag to thank and visit with our incredible sponsor teams!
  • Once you reach the top at Floor 34, grab a water and snack, and head back down to the Third Floor.
  • Don’t forget to head over to Vaughan’s Irish Public House at 59 Pratt Street, just a short block walk East from the building, to enjoy our After Party including food, cash bar, and our basket raffle from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
  • Awards will be held at approximately 1:00 PM at Vaughan’s Irish Public House!

Stay Connected

Questions? We are here to help! Email us at HartfordClimb@Lung.org. You can also join our Hartford Fight For Air Climb group for the latest information.

We look forward to seeing you on the stairs soon!


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. Brian Woodford - $7,660.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Christina Hollister - $4,120.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Timothy Kussow - $3,925.50
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Tom Boehm - $2,707.53
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Courtney Pope - $2,000.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Jeffrey Seyler - $1,778.13
    7. Milestone Miranda Gallagher - $1,450.89
    8. Milestone Jeremy McDonald - $1,420.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Merritt - $1,405.00
    10. Milestone Kassidy McNamara - $1,317.32

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    Top Teams

      1. Bristol Firefighters Local 773 - $12,830.00
      2. Fire - Task Force 51 - $9,361.90
      3. Team McCants - $5,260.55
      4. Mansfield Fire Department - $5,024.03
      5. Christina's Angels - $4,455.00
      6. O & G - $3,781.00
      7. The Ascenders - $3,535.00
      8. Orange Fire Department - $3,215.48
      9. Marlborough Fire Department - $3,152.02
      10. Stairway to Heaven - $2,805.00

      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

      Presenting Sponsor

      Northland Real Estate Walmart
      National Health Care Associates, LLC Tito's Handmade Vodka
      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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