Tampa Residents Step Up to Raise $150,000 at Fight For Air Climb

Saturday, more than 500 people participated in the American Lung Association in Tampa’s Fight For Air Climb at the Bank of America Plaza. The event raised more than $150,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease.

This was the 18th year of the Fight For Air Climb Tampa, the premier stair-climbing event in Tampa. Participants climbed 42 flights, 914 stairs of the Bank of America Plaza to finish at the historic Tampa Bay Club.
“Once again, this event proved to be as moving as it was rewarding for all who participated, young and old alike,” said Steven Riddle, executive director for the American Lung Association in Tampa. “Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors who came together to help us reach our fundraising goal and to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease and lung cancer.”

Special highlights of the morning included remarks from Tampa Mayor Jane Castor who has personally been impacted by lung cancer and is an advocate for early lung cancer screenings. Additionally, the Gail Porter Memorial Award was awarded to Jeff Ottmann, the top fundraiser at the Fight For Air Climb. This award is given each year in memory of Gail Porter who passed away from lung cancer in 2019.

In total, the Tampa Fight For Air Climb resulted in:
  • 500 registered participants;
  • 75 teams; and
  • $150,000 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.  

To make a donation and for additional information regarding the Fight For Air Climb, visit ClimbTampa.org

To stay connected, follow us on Facebook @alaftampabay and Instagram @lungstampabay.

Thank you to all of our local sponsors including our Presenting Sponsor Raymond James, Gail Porter Award Sponsor Moffit Cancer Center, Event Sponsors Kindred Healthcare, and West CMR, and our In-Kind Sponsors Bank of America Plaza and The Tampa Club.
For more information, contact:

Jill Smith
[email protected]

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