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Minneapolis, MN, 55403
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Climb For a Cure

Event Overview

 Climb for a Cure

32nd Annual Climb for a Cure

Saturday, February 2, 2013

About the Event:

The Challenge: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to announce its 32nd 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 2, 2013
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 a CFF Representative 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 Club Challenge 

Climber Guide 

Climber Pledge Form


$75 - CF Climb Short Sleeve T-shirt
$250 - CF Climb Long Sleeve T-shirt
$500 - CF Climb Teris Tumbler or CF Climb baseball hat
$750 - OGIO Backpack
$1,000 - CF Climb Columbia Fleece Jacket
$2,500 - Kerig Coffee Maker or Kindle
$5,000 - Portable Blue-Ray DVD Player or Dooney & Bourke Dillen II Purse
$7,500+ - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Bose Wave Music System

Prize Order Form

Awards for winers in the following categories: 
Highest fundraising team
Fastest Poilce/Fire/EMS team
Fastest Fitness Challenge team
Fastest Fitness Challenge male climber
Fastest Fitness Challenge female climber
Fastest Police/Fire/EMS male climber
Fastest Police/Fire/EMS female climber
Most frequent climber
Best dressed climber

Team   Fire Challenge
Thank you for helping us add tomorrows on Saturday, February 2ND.
See you at the top!

Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation's knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit

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.

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