May 18, 20247:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CT)


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Noemi Velazquezhoustonevents@lung.org214-974-9062


We are happy to report that Rice University has verified there is no damage, and the Fight For Air Climb is scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM on Saturday. See you there!

The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Houston

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 - Houston, is returning to Rice University Stadium, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of Texas. Rice University Stadium is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

Registration Fees:

It’s Spirit Week!

Our annual Spirit Week has officially begun! From May 13 thru May 17, it’s time to really ramp up fundraising and team recruitment. Stay tuned via social media (Facebook and Instagram) and keep a close eye on your emails/texts for updates on challenges! This will be a wild week of thrilling challenges with exciting prices from local establishments/experiences and from your Texas Two-Step Houston team.

Event Day Schedule

  • 7:00 AM - Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM - Programming - welcomes and Introductions
  • 8:20 AM - Warm Up
  • 8:25 AM - Line Up For Climb and Walk
  • 8:30 AM - First Climber takes stairs and walk begins.
  • 10:00 AM - Awards Presentation Top Fundraisers (team and individual for walk and climb), Overall Men and Women 1st, 2nd place Awards, and prize winners.
  • 11:00 AM - Event conclusion

PARKING - Free parking compliments of United Healthcare is at Greenbriar Lot/Entrance 16, entrance to field is at Gate 2.


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: $110,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Perla Lozoya - $755.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Jeanette Byrd - $635.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jaymie Henry - $500.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Rosa Huisenfeldt - $465.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Ketti Eipers-Smith - $250.00
    6. Milestone Yolanda Rivera - $250.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Larry Willman - $250.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Nguyen Le - $250.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Jared Jacox - $200.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Charlotte Maffia - $200.00

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    Can You Do This? Yes, You Can!

    We’ve designed the Climb to accommodate every type of Climber, whether you want to climb competitively, push yourself to the limit, or just make it to the top at your own pace. Here’s the best part: our experienced Climb team is here to support you every step of the way to get your ready for the Climb.

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    Thank You to Our Sponsors

    State Presenting Partner

    John P. McGovern Foundation
    Baylor College of Medicine MD Anderson United Healthcare Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers

    In-Kind Sponsors

    Majic 102.1 Praise 92.1 The Box 97.9 FOX 26 ABC 13
    Berg Hospitality Group H-E-B Fitness Max

    National Sponsors

    National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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    National Corporate Team Partner

    Kindred Hospitals

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