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Chicago CF Climb 2020 Virtual Event

IMPORTANT NOTE: To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community and CF Foundation staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the cystic fibrosis community is finding new ways to come together through virtual experiences. While we will not be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

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About CF Climb

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How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually.  Register and participate virtually at our virtual Chicago CF Climb on October 17th, and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis. There will be no registration fee to participate virtually and any fees paid prior to this announcement will be credited to your fundraising efforts.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion. 

Climb on October 17th. Join us on Saturday, October 17th as we virtually climb together! Going virtual this year means that we are fortunate to host our CF Climb all over the world. The very first step you can take is choosing which famous structure you plan to virtually climb on October 17th:

  • Space Needle— 832 steps
  • Empire State Building— 1,576 steps
  • Machu Picchu— 1,600 steps
  • Eiffel Tower— 1,665 steps
  • Willis Tower— 2,109 steps
  • Burj Khalifa—2,909 steps

Whether it be climbing the stairs in your home, a local stadium or park, or even accomplishing these steps through a walk or run, every step counts. On Saturday, October 17th, we will be kicking off our Climb virtually at 11am and celebrating everyone’s climb throughout the day—wherever in the world you may be! So, pack your bags and get ready for an adventure!

Take the Challenge: If you are looking to go the extra mile, beginning September 5, 2020 through October 17, 2020, we challenge you to grab your “passport” and join our optional Great Ascender’s team! Leading up to our virtual climb on October 17th, Great Ascenders will climb five of the most famous structures in the world to help cure CF:      

  • Space Needle— 832 steps
  • Empire State Building— 1,576 steps
  • Machu Picchu— 1,600 steps
  • Eiffel Tower— 1,665 steps
  • Willis Tower— 2,109 steps
  • Burj Khalifa—2,909 steps

Choose your five to climb before October 17th to gain special passport stamps to redeem for some awesome prizes. THEN, on October 17th, choose your sixth climb to tackle during our virtual climb celebration. Join us on Strava (team link to be provided shortly) to track your climbs so we can all go the distance together, even though this year we will be physically apart. This challenge is optional.

Share your Journey.  Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past CF Climb shirt while you train and during your climb(s). Share how you’re participating before and on Climb day or in the Great Ascenders Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation, @cff_Chicago)!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your worldly climbing achievements! At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event.  Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation, @cff_Chicago)!

Additional Event Details:
Great Ascenders Dates: September 5, 2020 – October 17, 2020
Climb Opening Ceremony: 11:00 AM – Saturday, October 17 on Facebook Live
Climb Closing Ceremony: 4:00 PM – Saturday, October 17 on Facebook Live
Location: At Home

Suggested Fundraising Minimum: $200.00

Questions?

Olivia Coady: ocoady@cff.org | (773) 782-1073

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Mama Donna ($1,950.00)
  2 -  November Project ($300.00)
  3 -  Climbing Babies ($130.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Athletic Shirt Self-donation Christina Meitus ($1,850.00)
  2 -  Michelle Massey ($310.00)
  3 -  Self-donation Emma Brown ($300.00)
  4 -  Self-donation Oscar Lanzi ($290.00)
  5 -  Jonathan Meitus ($100.00)

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Volunteer for CF Climb

Each volunteer helps make CF Climb an incredible event. Would you like to join the volunteer team? Do you have a friend or loved one who may want to be part of this effort as well? There are many skill-enhancing and fun volunteer opportunities to experience. Every volunteer makes a powerful impact, helping to raise awareness and funds in the CF Foundation’s quest for a cure for this disease.

Become a Volunteer

Climb Goal: $50,000.00

Raised: $3,080.00

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Climb Details

Date: 10/17/2020
Check-in: N/A
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Number of Steps: Choose Your Own Adventure
Location: Anywhere!,
Chicago, IL
Event Coordinator Name: Olivia Coady
Event Coordinator Email: ocoady@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: (773) 782-1073

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