Three Dozen Detroit Friends to be Recognized for Raising 27K for Charity

Thursday: Lung Association presents Fight For Air Climb awards

Thirty-seven friends and family from the Detroit area raised $27,001 in support of the American Lung Association in Michigan’s effort to end lung disease. It was all part of the Lung Association’s legendary Fight For Air Climb in Detroit which took place outdoors for the first time at Comerica Park on May 23rd.  

The Lung Association will award the team, called “I’ll be Air for You,” as the Top Fundraising Team at its annual Climb Awards Party this Thursday, June 24, taking place at 6pm via Zoom. With the team’s help, the Lung Association raised more than $360K.

The organization will also recognize other top teams in the following categories:

  • Fastest Climber
  • Fastest Team
  • Top Individual Fundraiser
  • Top Team Fundraiser

The three team captains of “I’ll be Air for You” will speak during the awards party about their connection to lung disease. The party will also include fun Detroit trivia and the presentation of awards. 
More than 1,000 people participated in the 15th annual Fight For Air Climb. The event typically takes in the stairwells of Ally Detroit Center and One Woodward but was reimagined as an outdoor climb challenge for the safety of participants, volunteers and staff. 

Any can register for the awards party for free at

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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