President of the South Florida Police Benevolent Assoc., Steps Up for the Fight for Air Climb

Steadman Stahl climbs to raise money to end lung disease, COVID-19

A few years ago Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 reached out to Steadman Stahl about getting involved in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb.  Without hesitation, Stahl stepped up and met the challenge by recruiting Miami-Dade’s priority rapid response team. 

“The Fight for Air Climb is a win-win part of our training.  It’s a great way for our officers to practice climbing, give back to an incredible organization, the Lung Association, while at the same time build camaraderie with each other and with other community members you meet during your climb,” shares Stahl.

As a police officer for the past 25 years and current President of the South Florida Police Benevolent Association, Stahl made it a priority to be active in communities across South Florida and encourage the 6,500 officers he represents and community members to do the same. “I try to remind people that police officers aren’t just here to chase the bad guys. We are part of your community.  We are mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters working together to help make our community a better, stronger, safer and more vibrant place to live.” 

With less than a week until the Fight for Air Climb on March 5, Stahl radiates excitement as he shares the many reasons why everyone should participate. “This event I will never miss again.  It’s an event that everyone needs to attend as it combines a fun, unique experience with taking a significant step to benefit your lung health. The Fight for Air Climb is a great way to give back,” shares Stahl.   

Money raised at the Fight For Air Climb will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. 

The Fight for Miami Climb Miami is presented by Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403.  This year’s Health and Wellness sponsor is Memorial Cancer Institute and the official Jumbotron sponsor is Florida Power and Light.  Additional local sponsors include One Biscayne Tower, Alhambra Orchestra, South Florida Council of Firefighters, Nova Southeastern University, Body Routers, CIMA Med Spa, WELLESSENCE, Miami Cancer Institute, Cancer Wellness & Vogelzang Law, Amerant Bank and the Catherine Yardley Pulmonary Center of Excellence at Holy Cross Health is the COPD Community Champion. 

The Fight For Air Climb will take place at loanDepot park, Home of the Miami Marlins on March 5. Registration is $35 and includes a $100 fundraising minimum. For more information, and to register, visit

For more information, contact:

Jill Smith
[email protected]

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