Climbing for a Cure

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Online registration will close on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:30pm CST. Day of registration will be available for all general categories (there is NOT day of registration for the Corporate Calorie Challenge) at the US Bank Building ~ Galleria Level. Thank you in advance!

About the Event

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to announce its 25th year of “going vertical” to defeat cystic fibrosis (CF). Climbing for a Cure will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the US Bank Building - the tallest building in Milwaukee! Once participants reach the top, they will have the opportunity to enjoy amazing panoramic views of Downtown Milwaukee before heading down to our post-climb celebration, complete with food, drinks, entertainment, and awards! 

General Climb: Each person must pay a $25 registration fee (Fee increases to $35 on the day of the event) at time of registration and meet the $50 fundraising minimum prior to participation. Please see the Fundraising Resources for more information about raising dollars for CF.

Corporate Calorie Challenge: Each team must pay a $1,250 registration fee ($175 not tax deductible) at time of registration. Furthermore, each member of the team must meet the $100 fundraising minimum prior to participation. Please see the Fundraising Resources for more information about raising dollars for CF.

Please Note: Registration fees are not tax deductible and do not count towards the fundraising minimum and are non-refundable and non-transferable.


5:30 - 6:15pm Check-In & Registration
6:20pm Start for Fire/Police Individuals & Teams
6:30pm Start for Corporate Calorie Challenge Teams
6:40pm Start for Individuals
7:00pm Start for Combined-Time & Relay Teams
6:45 - 9:00pm Survivor Party!

How to Register

To register for Climbing for a Cure, please choose the appropriate registration button above (Start or Renew a Team, Join a Team, or Register as an Individual).  Here is a list of participant categories:

Participant Categories:

  • Individual (Racer or Walker) – Individual climbs 47 floors, timed
  • Fire/Police Individual – Individual climbs 47 floors wearing full gear*, timed
  • Relay Team – 3 individuals climb 1/3 of the way up tagging off in relay fashion, timed
  • Combined-Time Team – 3 individuals climb 47 floors each, timed
  • Fire/Police Team – 3 individuals climb 47 floors each wearing full gear*, timed

(Please Note: Teams listed above MUST be teams of three – no more, no less)

(Please Note: Corporate Challenge Teams MUST be teams of seven - no more, no less)

*Please contact jnilsen@cff.org for gear requirements.

Participants will receive a Climbing for a Cure T-Shirt and Water Bottle. T-Shirt sizes are first come, first serve.

Please click here for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 10K My Team ($10,750.00)
  2 -  Reich Tool/Trinity Biomedical ($2,000.00)
  3 -  Associated Bank ($1,915.00)
  4 -  Team Mick ($1,160.00)
  5 -  Kendall's Krew ($1,075.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Julie Nilsen ($10,750.00)
  2 -  Athletic Shirt Kip Butler ($2,300.00)
  3 -  Self-donation Fritz Reich ($2,000.00)
  4 -  Self-donation Derek Smith ($1,600.00)
  5 -  Self-donation Melissa McCoy ($1,035.00)

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Volunteer for CF Climb

Would you like to join the volunteer team or do you know someone who would enjoy being a part of a winning team? There are many skill-enhancing and fun volunteer opportunities to experience. The contribution of each volunteer helps make CF Climb more enjoyable and it helps raise funds to cure cystic fibrosis.

Become a Volunteer

Climb Goal: $92,500.00

Raised: $26,817.00

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Climb Details

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Start Time: See schedule of events
Number of Steps: 47 floors, 94 flights, 985 steps
Location: US Bank Building, 777 East Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI

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