Breathtaking Finish as South Florida Residents Raise $205,000 at Fight For Air Climb

Today, more than 550 people participated in the American Lung Association in South Florida’s Fight For Air Climb presented by International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403The team of dedicated sponsors, participants, staff and volunteers raised $205,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

This was the 19th year of the Fight For Air Climb. For the event, participants climbed 1,700 stairs throughout loanDepot park, Home of the Miami Marlins.

“Once again, this event proved to be as moving as it was rewarding for everyone who participated,” said Chrissy Cohen, executive director for the Lung Association. “Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers and sponsors who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease, lung cancer and COVID-19.”

In total, the Miami Fight For Air Climb resulted in:
  • 550 registered participants;
  • 55 teams; and
  • $205,000 raised and counting!

Funds raised from the Fight For Air Climb, support the mission of the American Lung Association and their efforts to defeat lung cancer, champion clean air, improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families, and to create a tobacco-free future.  

Thank you to our sponsors:  Presenting Sponsor - Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403, Additional Sponsors - loanDepot park, MGM Construction Group, Economos Properties, Memorial Healthcare System, Miami Cancer Institute, FPL, Gulf Stream Park, One Biscayne Tower, Amerant, Cancer Wellness, South Florida Council of Firefighters, Alhambra Orchestra, NSU Florida, Soliman Corporation, Body Routers, Kindred Hospitals, and Florida Health

For more information about the event and to donate, visit To stay connected locally with the American Lung Association, please follow us on Facebook @LungSoFla and Instagram @lungsofla.

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