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!
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 and flights of stairs. 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. Stairclimbs are great cross training events for athletes who can not train outdoors in the winter. Novice and expert athletes of all ages are welcome to climb. 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.
You can get involved by:
- Registering as a Team Captain
- Joining an existing Team as a new registrant
- Signing up as an individual registrant
- Sponsoring the event
- Joining the event planning committee
- Making a contribution supporting a registrant
The 2011 Fight for Air Climb Cleveland will be held on Saturday, March 5, at the Terminal Tower located at 50 Public Square, Cleveland OH 44113 (Downtown Cleveland). The Climb is 42 flights and a total of 804 steps.
After online registration closes you can still register via phone by calling (216) 532-8203 or as a walk in on Climb Day. Registration times vary according to your assigned start time, which is given at packet pick up. Registration opens at 8 a.m.
Timing will be conducted by clevelandplaysracing, using the Radio Frequency Identification or RFID variety system, made by Innovative Timing Systems, called Jaguar. The reads are great and times are registered from the bib chips.
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Each participant’s $100 fundraising minimum must be met by the morning of the climb in order to participate. All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive an official event t-shirt at Registration and receive their climber medal when they complete their climb.
The average climber raises more than $200 for the cause. Participants are required to raise a minimum of $100 in order to participate. It is easier than you think! Ask 10 friends for $10. Additional fundraising ideas are available on the Fundraising Tips page or by calling your local Climb Manager at (216) 532-8202.
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.
A Team Captain Handbook and Climber Downloads & Resources are available to help you reach your fundraising minimum. If you need additional help in meeting the fundraising minimum requirement, please contact your local Climb Manager at (216) 532-8203. She is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.