Seattle CF StairClimb

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About CF Climb

Step it up for CF Thursday evening, November 16th at 1201 Third Avenue in Seattle for our 29th Annual CF StairClimb! The StairClimb is a 56 Floor vertical challenge - each floor you conquer brings us one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, the nation's number one life-threatening genetic disease.

After climbing your way to the top, you take the freight elevator down to where the festivities begin. The Happy Landings Party will await you in the Atrium with great food and drinks provided by BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, Cascade Ice and more! Relax and get a massage, too! You earned it. All participants will receive a StairClimb t-shirt after the climb.

Individual and Team Climb:
Climb all 56 floors in a competitive stairwell. You will be given an individual and a team climb time (teams of 5 individual climbers or more). Individual times will be ranked in overall, gender and age group categories. A team score will be given by adding the top five times together for a best average. Each climber is responsible for meeting the fundraising minimum.

3-Person Relay: Three individuals divide the 56 floors, each climbing 19 floors. The first leg of the relay begins at the start line, the second leg on the 19th floor and the third leg on the 38th floor. The times of each climber will be added together for a final climb time. Relays begin at 5:45pm SHARP. Second and third legs will need to be in the stairwell by 5:30pm. There is no late start for relay teams.  Each climber is responsible for meeting the fundraising minimum.

4:30pm - Packet pick-up and check-in
5:45pm - Relay teams begin
6:15pm - Individuals & teams begin
6pm-8pm - Happy Landings Party, results posted & award ceremony

Minimum Fundraising Requirement: $75

Minimum Pledge Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $75 is due on or before event day. If you have met your minimum pledge by the day of the event, we encourage you to keep fundraising. Reach for the stars and earn great prizes. Even though the minimum is due by the day of the event you have one month after the event to earn great CF Climb prizes. The average amount a participant raises is $330. Registration fees are non refundable and non transferrable and do not count towards your fundraising minimum. Thank you for adding tomorrows for people with cystic fibrosis.

Campaign for a Cure is a dedicated group of young professionals who commit to raising $1,000 or more for the StairClimb by securing sponsorship and support from their contacts in the business community, friends and family. Once a Campaigner reaches their goal, their name, photo and company name will be featured in a StairClimb ad in Seattle Magazine (ad will run in 2018). Campaigners are also rewarded with great incentive prizes as well as the opportunity to mingle at social gatherings prior to the event.

Special thanks to our Event Chairs Jim Craft and Paul Swegle. The CF Foundation appreciates all of their hard work and dedication. Campaign for a Cure and the StairClimb would not be as successful without their support.

The StairClimb is dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Lynn Thanem, June 22, 1984 - August 6, 1999. For 10 years, she served as the Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador for the StairClimb. We miss her cheers and her smiling face.

Questions? Contact the Event Director Rachel Ragland at the CF Foundation Washington Chapter at rragland@cff.org or call 206-282-4770. 

Registration Fee Schedule:

  • 1/1 - 10/16 - $15
  • 10/16 - 11/16 - $25

Registration fees are non-refundable, are not tax deductible and do not count towards your fundraising total.

Climber – General Climber
First Responder – Fire/PD climbs wearing full gear, timed
Virtual Climber  Unable to attend the event, but wishes to fundraise on behalf
Volunteer  Volunteering day of event and wishes to fundraise 

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 30K Gabriel's Legion ($30,050.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Let's Breathe ($6,586.00)
  3 -  Top Team 5K Capital One Investing ($5,070.00)
  4 -  E-Team ($4,856.00)
  5 -  Team AML ($4,825.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Self-donation Todd Harris ($24,655.00)
  2 -  Super Climber David Sykes ($5,000.00)
  3 -  Super Climber Self-donation Keith Jefferson ($4,206.00)
  4 -  Super Climber Self-donation Elise Bigley ($3,125.00)
  5 -  Super Climber Cheryl Bressler ($2,586.00)

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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: $127,500.00

Raised: $89,630.00

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Climb Details

Date: November 16th, 2017
Check-in: 4:30 pm
Start Time: 5:45 pm
Number of Steps: 1,120 steps
Location: 1201 Third Avenue,
Seattle, WA
Event Coordinator Name: Rachel Ragland
Event Coordinator Email: rragland@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 206-282-4770

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