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Event Information


Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease and this is your chance to climb, raise money and make an impact in their honor. By joining the Fight for Air Climb, you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you! 
 
Families, friends, individuals and companies join together in a climb to raise awareness for the 1 million Hoosiers affected by lung disease. Participants work together to fundraise.
 
Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will climb in their communities as well.
 
You can get involved by:

Event Information
You may register at any time on the www.fightforairclimb.org website.  The climb will be held on March 9, 2013 beginning at 8:00am at Region's Tower, downtown Indianapolis. Participants climb as individuals or on teams to the top of the 35 story building.  That is 768 steps to the top!  You can sign up to climb the building twice in our Extreme Challenge or three times in the Ultimate Challenge.  All climbers recieve a timing chip to track your time.  Awards are given to top climbers in various age/gender groups as well as overall finishers in the original Climb, Extreme Climb and Ultimate Climb.

Training Classes

Beginning January 31st, the American Lung Association and the National Institute for Fitness and Sports (NIFS) will join together to bring you a FREE nine-session training program.  That Thursday evening at 6pm will be the first of six classes dedicated to lower body conditioning and cardio workouts geared towards climbing stairs.  All fitness levels are welcome as workouts will be tailored to various levels of ability.

You do NOT need to be a member of NIFS to participate.  You just need to be registered for the Fight For Air Climb event.

Thursday, January 31st – “Open to All” class at NIFS at 6pm

Saturday, February 2nd – “Open to All” class at NIFS at 10am

Thursday, February 7th  “Committed Climbers” class at NIFS at 6pm

Thursday, February 14th  “Committed Climbers” class at NIFS at 6pm

Saturday, February 16th    “Committed Climbers” class at NIFS at 10am

Thursday, February 21st“Committed Climbers” class at NIFS at 6pm

Thursday, February 28th  “Committed Climbers” class at NIFS at 6pm

Saturday, March 2nd  “Committed Climbers” class at NIFS at 10am

Thursday, March 7th  “Committed Climbers” class at NIFS at 6pm

To Register For Classes:  Email Event Coordinator, Whitney Webb, at whitney.webb@lungin.org.  Once registered, you will recieve class reminders, parking directions and information about fun incentive prizes for class participants.

Ticket to Climb
Raise more than $1,000 and be eligible to climb for FREE at any of the other Upper Midwest Region stairclimb events in 2012. No registration fee or additional fundraising required. 

 This includes the following cities:

  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Oakbrook Terrace Tower - February 10, 2013
  • Springfield, IL, Hilton Springfield - February 16, 2013
  • Minneapolis, MN, Accenture Tower - February 23, 2013
  • Indianapolis, IN, Indiana Square - March 9, 2013
  • Chicago, IL, Presidential Towers - March 10, 2013
  • Milwaukee, WI, U.S. Bank Center - March 23, 2013
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Directions
The event venue, Region's Tower, is located at 211 N. Pennsylvania Street; Indianapolis, IN 46204.  

Parking
Parking is available at attached garage at Region's Tower.  You can enter this garage off of Ohio Street, the southern street flanking the building. 
 
Fundraising
Each climber is required to fund raise at least $100 toward the cause in order to participate on event day.  This is easier than you think!  It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10.  Coaching packets and trainings are available.  Please contact our office for more details (800-LUNG-USA). 
 
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association in Indiana.

A fundraising packet is available to help you reach your fundraising minimum.  Check out the "Fundraising Help" page on the main menu.  If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact our office at 800-LUNG-USA.  The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.

Post Climb Celebration

Join us after your climb at the inaugural Post-Climb Celebration hosted just a half a block south of the Regions Tower at the City Market's Tomlinson Tap Room.  Admission to the celebration for climbers and thier supporters is $5 each.  (This is a 21 and older venue only!)  The $5 ticket, which can be purchased at the time of registration or by clicking the link above, gains you access to the party, a complimentary beer from a local brewery, entry into our prize raffles, and more!  Music, games, the winter farmer's market and more will all be taking place that morning!  The best part is...your $5 ticket will go directly towards meeting your $100 minimum as well.  This is a great way for climbers and teams to celebrate afterwards!  Buy tickets today for you, your friends and your teammates!

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