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Why We Climb

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's CF Climb event takes the search for a cure to new heights. Each year, thousands of participants race the stairs of a tall building or stadium in a challenge of will and endurance to raise funds to support the mission of the CF Foundation. Together we are working to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, and to also provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

In 2020, CF Climb raised nearly $1 million to help support life-saving research, care, and education programs. Real progress toward a cure has been made, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. Every climber who joins us makes a difference!

CF Climb provides a fantastic opportunity for companies, groups of friends and family members to come together and climb in support of a worthy cause. Challenge yourself as you race to the top. Step up and take the search for a cure to new heights by signing up for CF Climb today!

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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 any indoor CF Foundation-sponsored event.

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 us at 1-800-FIGHT-CF.

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Why I Climb


CF Climb co-chair, Luke Wittenbraker, takes on CF Climb each year to support his best friend who lives with CF.

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