Clubs & Awards
Learn about these special American Lung Association Clubs & Awards
|Summit Climb||Mission First Club||Awards|
Each climber who raises $500 for the 2011 Climb will join the Super Steppers Club.
Super Steppers will be the first climbers to step off in 2012 and will receive the coveted bib numbers starting from 001 for the highest fundraiser.
Below is a list of our Super Steppers from 2010 and will be starting first in 2011
* indicates climbers that have been a Super Stepper for multiple years.
|BIB #||Climber||Team Name||Amount Raised 2010|
|1||Dan Klocke*||Great American Insurance||$3,890|
|3||Laurie McInerney||One Breath At a Time||$2,135|
|4||Kevin Eddy*||Team Kendle||$1,575|
|9||William Sietsema*||Team Kendle||$1,175|
|10||Sara Speh||One Breath At a Time||$1,115|
|11||Rachel Luttrell||ARE WE THERE YET?||$1,011|
|12||Kelly Wehby||Pfizer Team||$1,010|
|14||Chad Creed||Pfizer Team||$955|
|15||J J Lewis*||4th and Goal||$880|
|16||David Luttrell||ARE WE THERE YET?||$835|
|18||Rob Maxwell||Great American Insurance||$795|
|19||Deborah Lee*||Steppin' Up||$780|
|22||Greg Witzgall||Great American Insurance||$680|
|23||Lori Pieper||Team Karen Chapin||$651|
|24||Robert Schiele||Jean and Walter's Angels on Earth||$535|
|26||Todd Waddell||Monroe Firefighters and Friends||$530|
This prestigious club is the most coveted and reserved only for teams raising over $5000 in the previous year's event.
These teams will receive PRIORITY CHECK-IN in 2011.
|Team Name||Team Captain(s)||Amount Raised in 2010|
|Great American Insurance||Dan Klocke||$8,164|
|One Breath At A Time||Laurie McInerney||$5,120|
|Team Kendle||William Sietsema &||$5,020|
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MEMBERS OF THE MISSION FIRST CLUB
Each year after fundraising events like the stair climb and walk, your local ALA spends thousands of dollars on "benefits to donors" or prize incentives. These incentives are the gift certificates and other prizes that climbers and walkers earn while raising money in support of the ALA's local service programs and important medical research. Many thanks to these generous climbers and walkers who donated their prize incentive back to the ALA. They are the members of the ALA Mission First Club and have truly put the mission first!
Why should I donate my prize back to the American Lung Association?
The American Lung Association wants to reward you for your fundraising efforts. However, if you would like to contribute more to the organization-at no real cost to you-this is a quick, easy way! By donating your prize back to the American Lung Association, you help reduce stair climb and walk event expenses and provide more funding to local service programs and medical research. For example, if you gift your prize back to the ALA, we can provide:
Your fundraising efforts will help fund vital lung disease research, education and advocacy.
• $500 supports 250 smokers through the Freedom From Smoking on-line program.
• $750 supports the American Lung Association Lung Helpline for 48 individuals.
• $1,250 will train 10 schools or day care centers in Asthma 1-2-3.
What do I get as a member of the Mission First Club?
As a member of the Mission First Club, you will be recognized on our Website for graciously donating your prize back to the American Lung Association. You will also receive special recognition before, during and after next year's climb and walk. We could send you a T-shirt or some other prize, but that would defeat the purpose of recognizing the importance you place on putting the mission first, right?
The Fight For Air Climb is all about the challenge. Climbers and teams challenge themselves to reach the top, raise money, beat the clock, and be the best. While raising money to fight lung disease is our top priority, we know all of our climbers and teams work hard to meet whatever challenge they set for themselves.
Awards are given after the climb in the following categories:
Top Corporate Fundraising Team
Top Family or Friends Fundraising Team
Second Place Fundraiser
Third Place Fundraiser
First Place Vertical Mile Climber – Male
First Place Vertical Mile Climber – Female
Fundraising related awards are determined after the fundraising deadline. All Award Winners are recognized at the exclusive VIP Awards Party, held after the climb.