March 23, 20248:00 AM (ET)


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Jacksonville’s 16th Annual Fight For Air Climb brought together hundreds of incredible lung health advocates, elite athletes, corporate leaders, and our communities’ brave firefighters & law enforcement departments. We had an excellent day at the iconic Bank of America tower, conquering 734 stairs in the fight for clean air and healthy lungs.

Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, donors, and corporate partners for your involvement in this year’s Fight For Air Climb. We are truly grateful for your support and proud of the impact we’ve made as we get one step closer to a world free of lung disease.

Following The Climb

  • Additional fundraising completed through April 28 will be eligible for the 2024 Fundraising Incentive Prizes. See what you can earn!
  • Climb Times can be found here, thanks to our friends at 1st Place Sports.
  • Huge thank you to our talented photographers, Tim Wolak and Fred Coker, for perfectly capturing the Climb! Event photos are ready to view and download. Check out our online photo gallery.

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The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in 2024 with the American Lung Association

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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: $152,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Donny Kwon - $11,508.32
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Wagner - $11,080.76
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Jeremy LaTraverse - $6,567.02
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Steve Watkins - $5,100.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Mandy Hunter - $3,091.23
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Jack Avery - $2,565.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift Cindy Springer - $1,143.63
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Elaine Davis - $1,141.17
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Gary Harlow - $1,126.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Adam Wetzel - $1,100.04

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    Top Teams

      1. BofA/Merrill Climbers - $18,223.17
      2. Flight 42 - $16,006.80
      3. SUCK IT UP - $7,869.19
      4. Firefighters & Fundraisers - $7,452.02
      5. CSX Climbers - $6,863.53
      6. Jacksonville Firefighters - $4,080.00
      7. Baptist Downtown Lung Rangers - $2,751.17
      8. St. John's County Firefighters - $2,120.50
      9. Team Adrenaline - $1,476.00
      10. CSI Companies - $1,400.00

      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 Local Sponsors

      Bridgewater Wealth Advisors of Raymond James Action News Jax CSX Nemour's Children's Health
      Bank of America Bank of America Private Bank Merrill
      Alive Credit Union Marand Builders First Coast Cardiovascular Underhill
      Briggs European Street Cafe Nefar Pajcic


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