How do my donations help?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Indiana saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever. Eighty-seven 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?
Climbers will be assigned start times ranging from 8:00am to 12:00pm. These times will be released the week prior to the event. Depending on your assigned time, you will want to arrive 45 minutes prior to your start in order to fully check-in and check your gear.
Where should I park?
Indiana Square, the event venue, is located at 211 N. Pennsylvania Street; Indianapolis, IN 46204. Parking is available in the attached garage. The entrance is located off of Ohio Street, the southern flanking street of the building.
What is a team captain?
Being a team captain is easy. Captains gather together a few friends or family members and encourage them to participate in the event together. Each team captain helps to coordinate the online registration of these friends as well as setting a goal for the team overall. Team Captains should encourage their participants to personalize their fundraising pages, send e-mails to other friends and family, hit their overall goals, show up to the event and have a great time. Some team captains organize gatherings before or after the climb for their team members, but this is not required. Sometimes the team captain serves as a representative at the annual event kickoff luncheon. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.
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. All of your gear may be checked that morning at our Gear Check Station, but we encourage you to keep valuables in car as the American Lung Association is not responsible for any lost items.
Are supporters that are not climbing allowed to attend the event?
Yes, friends and family of climbers are welcome to attend, but they will have to remain in the reception area while you are climbing. You can meet them back in the reception area when your climb is complete.
How do I sign up?
You can register online or you can call our office and register over the phone during normal business hours at 800-LUNG-USA.