Arizona Stairclimb 2020 - Virtual

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.

Scroll down to learn more about how to participate in your local 65 Roses Challenge event and contact your local chapter for more details.


About Our Virtual CF Climb

65,000 MILES      $165,000 GOAL       1 MISSION: A Cure 

Join the Arizona 65 Roses Endurance Challenge and climb, cycle, and/or hike from October 1 - 31 for people with cystic fibrosis.  Help us stay the course and advance our mission by reaching physical and philanthropic goals of 65,000 miles and $165,000 in one month!!!  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 CF.  TOGETHER, WE CAN DO THIS!!!!


REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY:  Join by clicking your chosen activity and register as an individual or create a team! 

ASU Sun Devils Stadium - 6500 steps

CF Cycle for Life
Century Ride - 100 miles 

Grand Canyon Fall Xtreme Hike
Canyon Rim to Rim = 23. 5 miles

RECRUIT:  Recruit family, friends and coworkers to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state).  Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere so have them join your team.

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

THE CHALLENGE:  Beginning October 1st though October 31st, we challenge you to complete the AZ STAIRCLIMB, but the training begins the moment you register!  Whether you split it up between days, knock it out at once, or complete it several times over, everyone can be ALL in for the AZ 65 Roses Endurance Challenge.  Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all climb together, even though this year we will be apart.  (Link to our private group will be shared after you register on the Arizona STAIRCLIMB website.)

SHARE YOUR JOURNEY:  Wear your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, custom t-shirt, or a past event shirt while you climb, cycle, or hike.  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 hashtags: #AZSTAIRCLIMB, #CFClimb, #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

CELEBRATE!  We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Endurance Challenge! Along your journey you will receive shout outs of your accomplishments.  At the conclusion of the challenge you will receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event.   We will also celebrate in November with a virtual party filled with FUN!  Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use hashtags:  #AZSTAIRCLIMB, #CFClimb, #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Endurance Challenge.  Don’t forget to send us your photos and videos – perhaps you may be featured in our virtual party!!

SUGGESTED FUNDRAISING MINIMUM:  No minimum but look at these awesome prizes!!

Fundraising Level  Prize
 $65 Gaitor
 $500 2020 Jersey
 $650 CFF Quarter Zio
 $1000 Yeti Tumbler – CFF Branded
 $2500 CFF Jacket

THANK YOU SPONSORS:  We want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission.


Lori Nelson:  lnelson@cff.org / 480-241-7022

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Team Dibble Engineering ($2,600.00)
  2 -  Team Tillman ($1,650.00)
  3 -  Never Give Up ($65.00)
  4 -  Team CF Arizona ($25.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Self-donation Bob Emmelkamp ($16,650.00)
  2 -  Super Climber Kurt Baldwin ($2,600.00)
  3 -  Athletic Shirt Emily Henriques ($1,650.00)
  4 -  Athletic Shirt Self-donation Victoria Griego ($600.00)
  5 -  Athletic Shirt Abby Terlecki ($500.00)

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65 Roses Champions

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: $65,000.00

Raised: $25,315.00

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Climb Details

Date: October 1-31, 2020
Check-in: N/A
Start Time: Anytime!
Number of Steps: 6,500 steps
Location: Virtual Event,
Tempe, AZ
Event Coordinator Name: Lori Nelson
Event Coordinator Email: lnelson@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 602.224.0068

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