HOW DO MY DONATIONS HELP?
With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association in Wisconsin saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever. Eighty-one cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.
WHAT IS THE 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?
We ask that participants arrive 45 minutes prior to their start time. This gives you time to check your gear, warm up and find your team. Start times will be assigned the Thursday prior to the event and will be posted online. An email will go out that day to participants with a direct link to start times. Each participant will also be assigned a "wave number" along with their start time. It is important to remember both your start time and wave. Teams will receive the same start time and wave number.
WILL THERE BE A PACKET PICK-UP?
Yes, there will be a packet pick-up prior to the event. Participants will be notified when a date and place have been confirmed. At packet pick-up, participants who have already met their fundraising minimums can pick up their goody bag, bib, technical tee and turn in extra pledges they've collected. This will save you a lot of time on event day! Timing chips will be given out day of event.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Parking is available at the US Bank Parking Structure and Lot. There are also additional parking garages and limited meter spots around the building. Public transportation is recommended.
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS FOR THE US BANK CENTER?
The U.S. Bank Center is located at 777 East Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
WHAT IS 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. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our Team Captains.
HOW TALL IS THE BUILDING?
The U.S. Bank Center is 47 floors, 94 flights of stairs. That's a total of 1,034 steps!
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. You will want to dress appropriately for the event (workout clothes, running shoes, etc.). Gear check will be available, but please do not bring items of value, as the American Lung Association is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and lots of energy!
ARE WATER BOTTLES ALLOWED IN THE STAIRWELLS?
No. Due to saftey concerns, water bottles are not allowed in the stairwells while you climb. Water stations are available throughout the stairwells and at the top of the building and in the refreshment area.
WHAT DOES "FULL GEAR" MEAN TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CHALLENGE?
To compete in the Team Fire Department Challenge or the Individual Firefighter Challenge, you and your team are expected to wear official firefighter gear: helmet, mask, suit, boots, tank. Everything except for the ax.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
You can register online or you can call our Special Events Staff and register over the phone during normal business hours at 262-703-4200.