MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- It's an exhausting climb up 1,034 steps to the top of the US Bank building on Saturday, March 23rd.
Each person pushed through the exhaustion and burn, with one goal: to help the American Lung Association.
"We climb for those who can't in an effort to raise create awareness and funds if possible," event co-chair Eric Christophersen said.
Participants climb up 47 flights of stairs. It is a cause close to Christine Kuerschner. Her mom died from lung cancer last summer.
"She fought a long battle for three years," Christine Kuerschner said.
A huge outpouring of support means more help to those living with lung diseases.
"It means the world to me," she said. "If I can help any family to go through what we went through, it`s great."
Organizers had a goal to raise $475,000, it looks like they may have gone above and beyond exceeding $500,000.