On Saturday, March 7, Laboratory for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence doctoral student Derek Zike and Human Performance and Sport Physiology Laboratory doctoral student Rudi Marciniak volunteered at the 2020 Fight for Air Climb at the U.S. Bank Center in downtown Milwaukee, WI. The Fight for Air Climb Milwaukee helps the American Lung Association in Wisconsin by raising funds and challenging others to support the ALA’s mission while climbing the 47 Floors and 1,034 Stairs of the U.S. Bank Center. The ALA’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Fight for Air Climbs are stair climbs held in prominent skyscrapers around the country. Climbers join friends, family, co-workers or fly solo, climbing the stairs of the building to the top. Over the years, Fight for Air Climbs have raised more than $53 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.
The stair climb event this year had nearly 2,600 participants and raised almost $700,000 (and counting) for life-saving research, advocacy initiatives, and lung health education.