About Reach The Summit Program...

Reach The Summit is a fundraising and mountaineering program benefiting the American Lung Association. Participating climbers are given the training needed to successfully summit some of the region's most magnificent mountains (Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams or the Grand Teton) while they work with the American Lung Association to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit's programs and research.

The Reach The Summit Team

43 people will summit some of the most breathtaking mountains in the America as members of the 2010 Reach The Summit team. Most participants will be novice climbers who want to achieve this dream in a team setting with no prior experience raising money for a nonprofit.

Reach the Summit is open to people of all levels who are ready to take on the challenge of summiting a mountain. On your climb, you will be joined by eager novices, some experienced climbers and highly trained alpine climbing guides. Together, your team will train, motivate one another and provide important advice to make your climb as much fun as possible.

Reach The Summit Team Statistics:
  • Ages ranging from 15 to 63 Raised over $1 million for the American Lung Association
  • The average fundraising amount is $3,928 per participant
  • 53% female to 47% male team ratio
"Reach The Summit was a life-changing experience for me. I have made great friends and been on many adventures that I never thought possible before I climbed with the American Lung Association."
Reach The Summit Mt Hood 2004 Climber

Did you know...
Lung disease, including asthma, emphysema and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America. Over the last decade, the death rate from lung disease has been growing faster than the death rate from almost any other killer. Did you know that lung cancer kills more than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer COMBINED? Or that every day in the US, 18 people will die from asthma attacks?

Since 1904, the American Lung Association has been fighting lung disease through education, community service, advocacy and research. The American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific's service region is made up of Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii.

The American Lung Association is working to help those who suffer from lung disease today, and to stop the spread of lung disease tomorrow.  To succeed, they need your support.  By participating in Reach the Summit or donating in a climber's name you will join the fight against the lung disease epidemic.

To Learn more about Reach The Summit program, click here.

To learn more about the American Lung Association, click here.