Clubs & Awards
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MEMBERS OF THE MISSION FIRST CLUB
Each year after fundraising events like the stairclimb 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?
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.
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 2012
Your hard work rewarded! That’s right! Set your sights high, let this motivate you to raise a little more. Great prizes are available at incremental fundraising levels. However, if you want all your dollars raised to directly impact the mission of the American Lung Association, feel free to donate the cost of your incentives back to the organization. Just let us know!
Click here for an online catalog of exciting gifts in recognition of your hard work!
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 age groups/categories:
All participants will be divided into the following age groups for award purposes:
Fastest Male/Female Climber in Each Age Group for Full Climb:
12-18; 19-29- 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
Personalized awards will be given to Climbers in each of the following categories:
Fastest Male/Female Climber in Each Age Group
1st Place Overall Male/Female
2nd Place Overall Male/Female
3rd Place Overall Male/Female
Fastest Firefighter Challenge Team - (Note: This is not a relay. Team average will be determined by taking the top three times of individuals from each team, no matter how large or small the team.)
Fastest Male/Female Climber in Each Age Group for Firefighter Challenge
Age Groups for Fire Fighter Challenge:
Under 40 years; 40 years and above.
Highest Fundraising Team
Highest Fundraising Individual
Highest Fundraising Firefighter Team