March 9, 20247:00 AM - 1:00 PM


411 E. Wisconsin Center Milwaukee, WI view on map


Wisconsin Development TeamEventsWI@lung.org262-923-2737


We’re back in a building! Join us for the 16th Annual Fight For Air Climb in Downtown Milwaukee at 411 E. Wisconsin Center!

Our Fight For Air Climb, locally presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is designed for every type of stair climber, from beginners to competitive climbers ages 6-90+!

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.

iframe video

The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in 2024 with the American Lung Association

Watch Video

Where you'll be climbing

Join us at our new building, the state-of-the-art 411 E. Wisconsin Center for an unforgettable experience that features 30 floors which can be climbed once, twice or climb as many times as you can with our Power Hour challenge. Learn more in our FAQ’s.

Register your team and get your sneakers ready for a day of camaraderie, challenge, and fun that you won't want to miss.

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

Registration Fees:
$25 THRU JAN 13
$35 JAN 14 - MAR 7

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at 411 E. Wisconsin Center on March 9, 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: $550,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Oakleaf - $2,500.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Chuck Roberts - $1,635.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Sandi Greenway - $1,225.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Christopher Cahlamer - $1,000.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Beth Friedman - $561.42
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Angie Palmer - $500.00
    7. Milestone Julie Gerber - $430.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Kristi Roberts - $345.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Lewis Bartfield - $250.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Kristine Edwards - $250.00

    View All Participants

    Top Teams

      1. Oakleaf Ascenders - $2,600.00
      2. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield - $2,175.00
      3. Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute Team 6 - $1,635.00
      4. Team Baird - $1,110.00
      5. Godfrey+Kahn & Friends - $1,070.00
      6. Bootcamp Beth - $636.42
      7. Sue's Rockstars - $430.00
      8. Regan/Kohnlein - $417.49
      9. Hydrite Beakers - $345.00
      10. Good Land Ruck Club - $300.00

      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.

      Stay Connected

      Get news and updates by following us on social media.

      Instagram Logo

      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Presenting Sponsor


      Gold Level Sponsor

      Godfrey & Kahn April Aire 411 East Wisconsin Center

      Silver Level Sponsor

      Baird US Bank Oakleaf

      Bronze Level Sponsor

      City of Hope PyraMax Bank Sikich

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

      Learn more about National Teams