May 19, 2024


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Timmy ArnoldTimmy.Arnold@lung.org312-940-8005


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Chicago

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chicago Fight For Air Climb! This event 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 Chicago Fight For Air Climb is returning to Soldier Field, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs this side of Lake Michigan. Soldier Field 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:
$35 THRU MAY 17

Please note there is a $150 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at the 2024 Chicago Fight For Air Climb.


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: $442,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Tristan Jenkins - $2,685.00
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Sandra Crabbe - $1,945.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Karle McLaughlin - $1,515.00
    4. Milestone Juantae Lartheridge - $1,360.00
    5. Milestone Danielle Delacey - $1,195.58
    6. Milestone Francesca Vanderwall - $1,139.05
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Matt Elrod - $885.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Davis Rann - $816.52
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Bret Landis - $800.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Cheryl Jenkins - $767.50

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    Top Teams

      1. CFD Battalion 20 - $6,145.00
      2. UnitedHealthcare - $2,704.55
      3. Crazy Crabby Climbers - $2,665.00
      4. Step it Up - $2,340.00
      5. Protiviti - $1,930.00
      6. Dots Tots - $1,770.00
      7. Team Bully-cancer sucks!! - $1,590.00
      8. Team SLA Chicago - $1,560.00
      9. Quarles Climbers for Maddie - $1,476.52
      10. In loving memory of Bill Grove - $1,195.58

      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

      Presenting Sponsor

      United Healthcare
      Holland & Knight ComEd Protiviti
      HDMZ Kindred Marsh McLennan Northwestern Medicine Protect Environmental

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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