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


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


The Premier Stair-Climbing Event in Buffalo

Join us as we climb to new heights (691 steps) at Seneca One Tower on Saturday, March 23, 2024!

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 - Buffalo, is returning to Seneca One Tower, featuring one-of-a-kind views of Buffalo from the 32nd floor. Seneca One Tower 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.

$35 Climber
$45 Ultimate Climber

Upcoming Fundraisers

Looking for a way to help reach your fundraising minimum? Join us at one of our upcoming fundraisers and bring a friend (or more!). Funds from your participation will go directly back to your personal fundraising, including anyone you bring!

Practice Climbs

Join us for the following Practice Climbs to help you prepare for the big day!

Stay Connected

Stay connected to the Buffalo Climb activities by joining our Buffalo Fight For Air Climb group, liking our American Lung Association in Western New York page, or emailing us at BuffaloClimb@Lung.org.

Please note there is a $100 fundraising minimum 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 - $6,353.54
    2. Milestone Personal Gift Mike Beato - $3,320.00
    3. Milestone Personal Gift Robert Zielinski - $3,160.00
    4. Milestone Personal Gift Kaelyn Gates - $2,395.04
    5. Milestone Personal Gift Paul Gorman - $2,205.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Rachel Maloney Joyner - $1,185.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift John Katalinas - $1,157.06
    8. Milestone Amy Moritz - $1,049.35
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Jeff Nixon - $885.00
    10. Milestone Melanie Busch - $857.87

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    Top Teams

      1. Take a Breath for Life - $29,199.00
      2. Explore Buffalo - $6,817.98
      3. Buffalo Medical Group/Team Callari - $4,284.57
      4. Wayforward - $3,881.00
      5. Team Roswell - $2,856.06
      6. NFTA - $2,782.05
      7. Diamond Cutters Ruck716 - $2,641.94
      8. Lung Ways To Go - $2,430.04
      9. Team Gorman - $2,205.00
      10. Brockport Fire District - $1,880.00

      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

      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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      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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