How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in California saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever. Eighty-one cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.
What is Fight for Air Climb?
Fight for Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the American Lung Association. They usually happen in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve climbing multiple steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, with you challenging yourself or you racing against other people, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. We know a lot about lung disease, but there is so much we don't know. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to provide life saving education, research and advocacy so we can beat lung disease and soon find a cure.
What time should I be there?
Plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your assigned wave time for check in and warm-ups. Your wave time will be assigned to you 1 week before the Climb. You will be able to access your wave time on the website. The first wave will start at 8:45 a.m. and the last wave will start at approximately 12:00.
Where should I park?
Parking is located in the underground parking lot of the 555 California Street building. As an alternative, BART and Muni trains stop at the Montgomery station, just three blocks from 555 California Street.
What is a team captain?
Being a Team Captain is easy. Captains gather together co-workers, friends, and family members and encourage them to participate in the event together. Team Captains register first, establishing a new team, and then your team members can register to the team after you. Each Team Captain helps to coordinate the online team registration and helps to establish overall team fundraising and recruitment goals. Team Captains should encourage their climbers to personalize their fundraising pages, send e-mails to friends, family, and associates, reach their fundraising goals, support the team, and have a great time at the event. Team Captains should organize a team Kickoff Informational meeting facilitated by American Lung Association staff before the Climb for their team members. The Team Captain is the main Climb information point- person between team members and the Lung Association. All Team Captains will be invited to the Team Captains' Rally one month before the Climb. In short, we need your help to rally the troops and the best person for the job is always the Team Captain!
What do I bring with me on the day of the event?
Please bring any fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in. Please bring a roster of your team members if you are the captain as well as how much each person raised if not already online. You may want to bring cash or a credit card for the cash bar at 52nd floor Post-Climb Party. Only IPods or other MP3 style listening devices, cash or credit cards, and car keys are allowed in the stairwell. All other personal items may be checked in at the secured gear check area on the plaza before the Climb and retrieved after the Climb.
Are pets allowed?
How do I sign up?
You can register online by clicking here or you can call our office and register over the phone during normal business hours at 510-638-5864.