Albany CF Climb 2023

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About Our CF Climb

Join us for the 35th Annual CF Climb in the tallest building in Albany, the Corning Tower! Climb 42 floors, or 809 steps as an individual, first responder, or as part of a four-person relay team. This year we are offering a Kids Climb, where children ages 5-12 are welcome to participate in a quarter of the tower! Whether climbing to improve your time or to simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the morning with co-workers, friends or family, while Adding Tomorrows for people with cystic fibrosis.

Individual - Individual climbs 42 floors, timed
Relay Team – 4 Individuals each climb ¼ of the way up tagging off in a relay fashion, timed
First Responder Climber – Individual climbs 42 floors wearing full gear, timed
First Responder Relay Team – 4 first responders each climb ¼ of the way up tagging off in a relay fashion wearing full turnout gear, timed
Kids Climb -- Individual climbs 1/4 of the way

Registration Fee Schedule:
8/23/22-1/1/23: $10
1/2/23-2/1/23: $15
2/2/23-2/15/23: $25
2/16/23-2/22/23: $40

$10 Flat registration fee for First Responder. Thank you for your service!

Fundraising Minimum: $150  (Except for those participating in Kids Climb, minimum is $65. Registration fees are not included in fundraising minimum.)

Minimum Pledge Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $150 is due on or before event day. For the Kids Climb, the minimum pledge requirement is $65. 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.

We can’t wait to bring the CF community together for CF Climb! Our 2023 CF Climb event will feature in-person and virtual experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. 

Register. Register to participate in-person or virtually in this year’s CF Climb event and help us stay the course and advance our mission. Stay up to date on how our chapter plans to safely bring the community together and make CF stand for Cure Found by registering today.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world.

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF 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.

Share your Journey. Wear a CF Climb shirt, team shirt, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, while you participate with us or climb the steps in your home!  Track your activity on the Fight CF mobile app so you and your team can climb together and with others across the country. Share how you are participating by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #CFClimb to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate.  After the climb, we will host a celebration in-person and virtually!  Contact your local chapter to learn more.

Sponsorship Opportunities. Click here

Thank you Sponsors.

We want to thank our generous national sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, and our silver national sponsors, Nestle Health Sciences, Vertex, Gilead, and Genentech. Thank you, American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission.


In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards. Thank you for your understanding.

Events may be subject to change at any time, based on health concerns, including concerns based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. In these instances when events are moved to a virtual format, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to suit the virtual format.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 5K Kellens Mighty Warriors ($6,477.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Team Annabelle ($5,055.00)
  3 -  Elsmere FD ($3,950.00)
  4 -  Winded Warriors ($2,785.00)
  5 -  Pioneer ($1,467.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Self-donation William Collins ($2,940.00)
  2 -  Katie Fuller ($2,295.00)
  3 -  Emilie McHale ($1,865.00)
  4 -  Self-donation Tim McHale ($1,520.00)
  5 -  Self-donation Cynthia Neidl ($1,500.00)

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Congratulations to our 65 Roses Champions

Become a 65 Roses Champion by raising $1,000. Together, let's make CF stand for Cure Found.

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: $58,000.00

Raised: $30,377.00

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Climb Details

Date: February 25, 2023
Check-in: 30 minutes before your race time
Start Time: 8:00: First Responders Individual and Relay | 9:00: Kids Climb | 9:30: Relay | 10:30: Individual
Number of Steps: 809 steps
Location: Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY
Event Coordinator Name: Mary Schell
Event Coordinator Email: mschell@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 518-453-3583
Fundraising Minimum:

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Please convert cash donations into a money order or check before mailing or bringing to the event.

Local Sponsors

New Mobile App

Download our Fight CF Mobile App today!

Available on the iPhone App Store

Android App on Google Play

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