May 19, 2024


Comerica ParkDetroit, MI view on map


Your Detroit TeamEventsMI@Lung.org248-784-2000


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Detroit

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.

At the American Lung Association, we are dedicated to reducing the impact of lung disease and lung cancer and to ensuring a world with healthy lungs and clean air for all. Our mission is vital; when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.

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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 - Detroit, is returning to Comerica Park, featuring one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in the city. Comerica Park 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:

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all climbers to participate at Comerica Park on May 19, 2024


Sponsors & Exhibitors

Become a Climb Detroit Sponsor! Your customized sponsorship can leverage the benefit and assets provided to promote your business year-round. You can also get involved as an Exhibitor at our Climb Detroit Expo on event day! Learn more about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities and join us today by contacting the Climb Detroit Team.

Stay Connected!

Stay connected to local American Lung Association in Michigan events and Climb Detroit activities by joining our American Lung Association in Michigan Facebook Group, following our Instagram page, and texting “LUNGS” to 313-572-6900.

In-Kind Donations

Your donation(s) are used to offset the cost of our annual event, incentivize participation and fundraising efforts (prizes!), and enhance the overall experience of Climb. View our in-kind letter and donation form, which can be mailed or emailed to the Climb Detroit Staff Team.

Practice Climbs

Practice Climbs are currently scheduled for the following dates (but are subject to change). Be sure to lace up your shoes and train hard! Practice Climbs are held at our Southfield office. Sign up to save your spot.

American Lung Association
26555 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076

  • April 6, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • April 23, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • May 4, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Click here to view last year’s timing results so you can begin preparations to Climb higher and faster this year!


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: $440,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Janice Edwards - $2,770.72
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Heidi Eversole - $2,265.49
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jonathon Faber - $2,196.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Jim Krueger - $1,710.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Kristina Galba Phillips - $1,410.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Wendy Doute - $1,202.67
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Mac Tomaszewski - $1,185.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Hale Kang - $1,014.74
    9. Milestone Personal Gift David Lehner - $970.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Mark Koonter - $800.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Social Climbers - $9,129.17
      2. Troy Fire Department - $6,168.79
      3. Crum & Forster's Team Mercury Rising - $4,680.00
      4. The Blues Climbatize - $3,938.02
      5. East Lansing Firefighters - $3,365.05
      6. Faith Climbers of FC - $2,770.72
      7. Use The Handrail - $2,670.00
      8. Steppin out on faith - $2,040.00
      9. Ibuprofen & Ice - $1,627.67
      10. Harrison TWP Firefighters Local 1737 - $1,545.00

      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

      Platinum Sponsor

      Henry Ford Health System

      Signature Sponsors

      Michigan Legacy Credit Union Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

      Supporting Sponsors

      Monitored Therapeutics Athletico

      Media Sponsor

      FOX 2 Detroit

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


      Become a Sponsor

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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