March 3, 20248:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)


Key TowerCleveland, OH view on map


Catherine WidemireEventsCLE@Lung.org216-524-5864


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Cleveland

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 - Cleveland, is returning to Key Tower, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs between Chicago and Philadelphia! Key Tower 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.

Registration Fees:

  • Elite Climbers: $35 thru December 31
  • All other Climbers: $25 thru December 31
  • Elite Climbers: $45 after December 31
  • All other Climbers: $35 after December 31
Registration Fees:
$25 Thru Dec 31

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Key Tower on March 3, 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: $143,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Alex Kaufman - $500.00
    2. Todd Fox - $100.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Sarah Tighe - $100.00
    4. Milestone Dennis Hancy - $100.00
    5. Personal Gift Wendy Shuler - $60.00
    6. Personal Gift Jack Vrnak - $60.00
    7. Personal Gift Sherry Clouser - $35.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Cleveland Fire - $100.00
      2. Scrambled Legs - $35.00

      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

      National Sponsors

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