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Climb for a Cure

Event Overview

Save the date!
The 2013 Climb for a Cure will be held on February 2nd, 2013


31st Annual Climb for a Cure

Saturday, February 4, 2012

30th Anniversary Climb for the Cure Photos 

About the Event:

The Challenge: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to announce its 31st year of going vertical to defeat cystic fibrosis. Help us make CF stand for Cure Found by recruiting your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to join us at the Climb for a Cure.  

When:  Saturday, February 4, 2012
o General Climb 9 am to noon
o Public Safety Challenge 8 am
o Fitness Challenge 7 am

Where: IDS Center- 80 South 8th Street, downtown Minneapolis

The Goal: 1280 Steps. 50 Floors. 1 Cure.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life shortening, genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and young adults in the US. A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky substance in the lungs and digestive system that hinders the body’s ability to breathe and absorb nutrients. Currently, there is no cure.  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is aggressively pursing a cure for CF by efficiently investing in cutting edge, life saving science

How to Register:

To register as a team leader or an individual climber, click on the Register tab on the right side of this page or contact Stephanie Malloy at 651-631-3290 or

Climb for a Cure is a pledge event- a minimum of $50 in pledges is required for each climber to participate. A celebration party will take place after the Climb at Windows on Minnesota in the top of the IDS tower. Parking is free to all climbers in the ramp beneath IDS Center.

The Climb consists of a Police/ Fire/ EMS Challenge, a Fitness Challenge for teams from local gyms and personal training studios and a general climb for individuals and teams.

Additional Information:

Directions and Parking 
Public Safety Challenge 
Fitness Challenge 


$75 - Climb Short Sleeve T-Shirt
$250 -Climb Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$500 - Climb Under Armour Running Shirt
$750 - Climb Port Authority MRX Jacket
$1, 000 - Climb Gym Bag
$2,500 - Nike Vision Sunglasses - Black Skylon Ace
$5,000 - Ipod Touch 8G, 3rd Generation
$7,500+ - Magellan RoadMate 4.7" Touch-Screen GPS

Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis, individuals with a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia complex shall not attend this event. This is because B. cepacia can be passed between individuals who have CF through close proximity. B. cepacia infection in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death.

Despite this policy, there might still be some individuals with B. cepacia in attendance. B. cepacia is not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals. Learn more about alternative ways in which a person with B. cepacia can participate, or call the CF Foundation at (800) FIGHT-CF. Consult your CF care center physician with medical questions.

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.