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Oregon Chapter

5th Annual Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge

Event Overview

Fire Climb - Portland

September 22, 2013

US Bank Tower Building
111 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

On Sunday, September 22nd Firefighters from around the country, and beyond, will take to the stairs to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Oregon Chapter. The 5th Annual Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge: Climb for the Cure will attract firefighters from across the country, and even from other nations, to compete in this unique challenge. Participants of will face the challenge of racing up the US Bancorp Tower, in downtown Portland, in full combat gear.
Climbers will race up 40 floors to the finish line and join their family and friends afterwards at the “Survivor Party” to celebrate their accomplishments. The party will include food and beverages, entertainment, chair massages and the award ceremony. Not only will there be a competition for the fastest times- but for the highest fundraising amount! Registration begins April 1, 2013 at 9 am!

Minimum fundraising of $100 required of all registrants.

Registration fee is $50

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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