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Fundraising Tips & Incentives

With nearly 37 million people affected by lung disease in the US, each and every dollar raised will support lung disease research, educational programs and advocacy efforts. We need your help today to ensure there is a future free of lung disease with healthy air to breathe!

Want to know how to get the most out of your online fundraising efforts? Follow these steps to success:

  • Make a Donation and Ask Friends & Family to Match It: When you make a personal donation, any amount you're comfortable with, you are demonstrating your commitment to the cause and it will encourage others to donate with confidence.

  • Make it Personal: If you have a personal reason for participating, share your story on your personal page and send to prospective donors.

  • Download the App: Available for Apple and Android devices, the Fight For Air Climb app is an easy way to update your personal page, send pre-crafted donation requests, check your fundraising progress, and track your steps all from the palm of your hand. Check out our Fight For Air Climb App Guide.

  • Get Social: Facebook Fundraiser is a great way to let everyone know about your participation in the Fight For Air Climb. Be sure to login to your participant center to get started. Also, check out our How To Create A Facebook Fundraiser guide or our Facebook Fundraiser video to start you on your way!

  • Use our Fundraising Tools: If you're stuck or need some Climb materials, help is just a click or phone call away. Go to your Participant Center or contact your events staff.

  • Employer Matched Gifts: Many companies will offer to match an employee's contribution to a charitable organization. For questions regarding your company’s matching gift programs, please contact your employer’s HR department or community giving department. You can also use our company search tool below to see if your employer offers a matching gift program, as well as find information on how to get started.

Make a Self-Donation

All individuals who make a self-donation of $35 or more will receive this official Fight For Air Climb Keychain Card Holder.

Don't Stop Till You Hit the Top

Top fundraising climbers and teams are recognized through the Climb Detroit VIP Fundraising Club. The VIP Club acknowledges individual climbers that have raised $500 or more. The Summit Club recognizes teams for raising $5,000 and above. Our Mission Possible Club includes individuals raising $2,500 or more and teams that have surpassed $15,000 in team fundraising.

Learn more about our local VIP Fundraising Club program and benefits here.

Fundraising Incentives

People who raise $175 or more will be rewarded with an additional fundraising incentive as a thank you for your hard work. View our flyer to learn what incentives you may be eligible to receive.

Earn your Team Name on our ’22 Commemorative Participant Tshirt. Back by popular demand, this Climb Detroit team benefit is available to all teams who have hit the $3,500 fundraising level by April 1. Your team name will be custom printed on the back of the tshirts for team members who are registered April 1 and have met their individual fundraising minimum by the Apr 27 deadline.