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!
Registered participants climb up the 45 floors (897 steps) of One Oxford Centre located in downtown Pittsburgh. Participants climb the steps in 15 second intervals and take the elevator down. You climb only once. All climbers are professionally timed, with awards given in a number of categories at the Post Event Celebration immediately following the event. However, there is no time limit when climbing. Climbers can walk, run, or take a break after every floor... you set your own pace. There will be water stops along the way.
Climb as an individual or as a team. Families, individuals, and teams join together in the Fight for Air Climb to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma and other lung diseases. The Fight for Air Climb is a major fundraising event for the American Lung Association so participants are required to fundraise a minimum of $100 for the much needed funds for lung disease prevention programs, research, and advocacy. Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will climb in the Fight for Air.
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
You may register at any time on the www.lunginfo.org/pittclimb website.
When: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Check In/Packet Pick-up:
Begins at 7:00am. You can also pick up your packet on Friday at the building from 4:00pm-7:30pm.
Climbing begins at 9am
Where: One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
45 floors = 897 steps
$25 registration fee + fundraising
All participants must raise at least $100 in the fight against lung disease. We help you every step of the way through weekly fundraising tips, online fundraising page, and much more. You'll be surprised that you'll easily raise the $100 and go beyond. There are great prizes for those who raise $150 and more. Donations can be handed in up until event day (3/23/13).
Awards & Post Event Celebration!
Immediately following the climb, climbers, friends, and family are encouraged to attend the Post Event Celebration which will be located in the lobby of One Oxford Centre. Friends and family can enjoy complementary food and beverages, music, and can even watch you cross the finish line on our live streaming screen! All climbers recieve a t-shirt and goodie bag at the Post Event Celebration.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
- Overall fastest male and female climbers
- Overall fastest team*
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals in each age category for both male and female climbers
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies for top fundraising teams
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies for top fundraising individuals
- Overall Fastest First Responder In Gear Trophy
- Overall Fastest First Responder Without Gear Trophy
- Fastest First Responder Team*
- Most Team Spirit
*You must have at least 4 team members to be qualified for this award. Top 4 fastest times recieve medal.
CLICK HERE for One Oxford Centre website. For more information please contact our office via phone at (412) 321-4029 x226
Parking is available at three garages:
One Oxford Centre garage ($5 cash only)
Macy's Parking garage ($5 cash and card)
Blvd. of the Allies garage ($5 cash and card)
$100 fundraising minimum is required before the event (3/23/13). This is easier than you think! It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10. Coaching packets and trainings are available by contacting Marissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 321-4029 ext. 226. We encourage climbers to create a personal fundraising page, where friends and family can donate directly online. We also will be posting daily fundraising tips on our Pittsburgh Fight for Air facebook page and through weekly e-newsletters. Donations can be handed in on the day of the event. However please note, for fundraising awards at the awards ceremony, fundraising must be turned in before Friday 10pm.
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 Pennsylvania.
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 (412) 321-4029 ext. 226. The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to reach your fundraising requirement.