Fight For Air Climb Pittsburgh Set for March 23 at One Oxford Centre to Support the Nearly 2 Million People in Pennsylvania with Lung Disease

American Lung Association signature event raises money to support people who fight for every breath

To support people with lung disease and lung cancer who fight for every breath, the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania is hosting the 18th Annual Fight For Air Climb Pittsburgh at One Oxford Centre on March 23, 2024 with a fundraising goal of $145,000.

The Fight For Air Climb Pittsburgh at One Oxford Centre is the Lung Association’s premier stair-climbing event to raise money to help achieve its mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. For the event, participants climb 42 floors at One Oxford Centre, which features one-of-a-kind views and the best set of stairs in Pittsburgh. The event is designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers.

“Every year, it is truly inspiring to see hundreds of local residents step up to help raise awareness and funds for their family, friends and neighbors who are living with lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. This event also helps fund our work to prevent lung disease, like programs to educate teens about vaping, help people quit smoking and clean up local air pollution,” said Steve Gillis, Marketing Director of the Lung Association. “One Oxford Centre is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie at our annual Fight For Air Climb event, and we invite everyone to join us for this impactful day.”

The Fight For Air Climb also includes a firefighter division where thousands of inspiring firefighters race up hundreds of stairs. The event builds comradery and friendly competition between firefighters for the fastest and top fundraising teams.

Joining the Fight For Air Climb supports the work of the Lung Association to end lung cancer, champion clean air, reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families, and create a tobacco-free future. In addition to supporting lung health, stair climbing has significant health benefits. It improves balance and coordination, strengthens major muscles, including your glutes; and consistent stair climbing as a daily activity helps lower mortality risk.

For more information and to register, visit

Thank you to our local Fight For Air Climb sponsors, including UPMC, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; MSA, Shorenstein, Emerson, Citizens and Community Partners in Asthma Care.

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For more information, contact:

Valerie Gleason
[email protected]

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