February 24, 20248:00 AM (CT)


Capella TowerMinneapolis, MN view on map


Terri WaddellTerri.Waddell@lung.org651-262-5080


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in The Twin Cities

The Fight For Air Climb is for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive.

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 - Twin Cities, is taking it to new heights in 2024 at Capella Tower. Featuring 53 flights to the top, it is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie. Will you complete the challenge and support those impacted by lung disease?

Space on the stairs is limited, so save your spot and register today. Use code “EARLYBIRD” before November 16 for an additional $10 off!

Registration Fees:
$45 Day of Event

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Capella Tower on February 24, 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: $235,100.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Elaine Love - $1,095.00
    2. Emily Oltmanns - $740.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Hinz - $250.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Denise Holtz - $250.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Anna Finke - $205.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Rachel Kothe - $185.00
    7. Personal Gift Terri Waddell - $160.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Anthony Collins - $100.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Anne Mulford - $100.00
    10. Jenny Losen - $40.00

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    Top Teams

      1. The Step Sisters - $1,095.00
      2. Franky's Fighters - $740.00
      3. defeat lung disease with denise - $250.00
      4. Team Hinz - $250.00
      5. JRAAA9 - $205.00
      6. Nancy's Climbers - $185.00
      7. ALA-MN - $160.00
      8. Losen/Beatty - $140.00
      9. Sophy - $100.00
      10. Golden Valley Fire - $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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