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


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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.


Packet Pick-Up Information

Packet Pick-Up will be held at the American Lung Association Office in Independence on Thursday February 29th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM & Saturday March 2nd from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

  • Independence Tower Main Lobby
    5755 Granger Rd
    Independence, OH 44131
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* If you cannot attend packet pick-up, you may pick up your packet on race day, starting at 8:00 AM. Fundraising minimums must be met in order to receive packet. ($100 for climbers, $250 for ultimate climbers)

Online Registration is Closed

Online Registration is now closed. We will have onsite registration available at both packet pickup dates & on Race Day. Registration fees on these dates will be $50 for all climber types.

* Please remember, all participants are responsible for their fundraising minimum regardless of registration date.

Climb Start Times Have Been Posted

Want to find out when you're scheduled to start climbing? The start times have been posted!

Download the Climb Guide

All participants are encouraged to download and read the Fight For Air Climb - Cleveland Guide -- it's got everything you need to know on Climb Day.

Stay Connected

Stay connected to Climb Cleveland activities by joining our American Lung Association in Cleveland Facebook Group, following us on Instagram - AmericanLungCleveland, and/or texting “LUNGS” to 216-424-7750



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 Personal Gift Doug Radeff - $4,693.10
    2. Milestone Lisa Scheer - $2,402.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Catherine Widemire - $1,342.35
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Steve Scheer - $1,240.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift John Horrell - $1,144.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Denise Hutton - $1,084.92
    7. Milestone Alex Kaufman - $1,000.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Dennis Hancy - $895.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Kevin O'Malley - $850.00
    10. Milestone Danny Corsillo - $830.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Cleveland Fire - $5,409.91
      2. Dozens of Reasons - $4,643.10
      3. Y's Steppers - $3,761.20
      4. Maple Heights Fire Dept Local 1184 - $2,941.01
      5. ALA Team CLE - $2,086.58
      6. Highland Heights Fire Department Local 2380 - $2,021.00
      7. Parma Fire - $1,845.06
      8. Sexy Sue & Eloise's Stairclimbers - $1,775.00
      9. NO ETA - $1,675.00
      10. Team HP - $1,652.77

      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

      Local Sponsors

      Sherwin-Williams Genetech AstraZeneca Monitored Therapeutics Inc.
      Physicians Ambulance Orange Theory Millennia Marble Room Ascend Fitness and Spa ABrooke Alabaugh EX Realty

      Community Partners

      Duck Donuts Beyond Juicery Sugar Booth Nothing Bundt Cakes Rocky Cleveland Water Western Reserve & UH Sanson Produce Whoa Dough

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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