March 23, 20248:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)


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Kaelyn GatesKaelyn.Gates@lung.org716-271-6386


Thank you from the bottom of our lungs!

The 2024 Fight For Air Climb Buffalo marked an extraordinary day, made possible by your generous support! We loved climbing to new heights with you back at Seneca One Tower.

Your efforts continue to make a difference and help take the mission of the American Lung Association to new heights. Your support makes our work possible for the 2.3 New Yorkers living with lung disease. We will see you in Spring 2025 for our 15th annual Buffalo Fight For Air Climb.

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

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Timing Results

View your Timing Results! Have a timing issue or question? Contact us at BuffaloClimb@Lung.org and we will share with our timing company.

Event Photos

We had an incredible group of volunteer photographers helping capture our day including Bellini Studios and Tanya Renkas.

The event photos have been emailed to participants, but you can also view them in our public gallery.

Don’t forget to send us the images you captured from the event day, too! Send to BuffaloClimb@Lung.org. Tag us at @WNYLung on Facebook!

There’s Still Time to Fundraise!

It’s not too late to fundraise and earn additional fundraising incentives! You have until April 23 to qualify when you raise $175+. View our Incentive Flyer to check what you can earn! That also includes joining our Buffalo Flight Club by raising $716 and earning our exclusive BFLO Flight Club New Era Hat!


Did you win one of our award categories? Congratulations! Award winners will be contacted to pick up their award from our offices at 505 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Winners of our basket raffle have been contacted via text to also pick up their baskets from our offices.


On behalf of our 2024 Buffalo Fight For Air Climb Committee, Buffalo Leadership Board, and our American Lung Association staff thank you for making an impact for all Western New Yorkers living with lung disease and their families. Together, we will fund a future free from lung disease!

Don’t forget to stay in touch by liking us on Facebook or joining the Buffalo Climb Facebook group! We can’t wait to share next year’s plans with you all.

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum ($250 for ultimate participants) for all climbers to participate at Seneca One Tower on March 23, 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: $270,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Gorski - $10,637.46
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Kaelyn Gates - $5,169.04
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Gorman - $3,620.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Mike Beato - $3,580.00
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Zielinski - $3,440.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift John Katalinas - $2,857.06
    7. Milestone Melanie Busch - $2,138.01
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Joanne Moore Beutler - $1,950.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Barbara Warunek - $1,805.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Rachel Maloney Joyner - $1,730.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Take a Breath for Life - $29,639.00
      2. Explore Buffalo - $12,827.33
      3. Team Roswell - $5,933.06
      4. Buffalo Medical Group/Team Callari - $5,724.57
      5. Independent Health - $5,724.04
      6. Lung Ways To Go - $5,504.04
      7. Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company - $5,425.89
      8. Diamond Cutters Ruck716 - $5,051.48
      9. NFTA - $4,982.51
      10. Wayforward - $4,476.00

      Can I Do This? Yes, You Can!

      Here’s why: we’ve designed the Climb to accommodate every type of Climber, whether you want to climb competitively or 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

      Premier Sponsors

      AstraZeneca Buffalo Medical Group Highmark BCBS GLCCC Southtowns Radiology TAB4L

      Local Sponsors

      Douglas Development WNLO/WIVB Channel 4 Buffalo Professional Firefighters WNYIC AcariaHealth Citizens Bank Hodgson Russ Independent Health Ingram Micro Moog New Era Rich Products Roswell Park Buffalo Sabres Tops Friendly Markets Windsong Radiology Stretchlabs Dolce Panepinto
      Jada Blitz Balanced Body Heather Bellini New York Institute of Massage H&H Entertainment Wegmans

      National Sponsors

      National Climb Partner for Healthy Air


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