Climb for a Cure 2021

August 22, 2021

  • Lake Tahoe
  • Community Climbs
  • Create Your Own Climb


Join Fight CRC’s relentless champions of hope as we Climb for a Cure on August 22, 2021.

Whether you scale an actual mountain or walk the small inclines of your neighborhood sidewalks or a nearby wooded path, get active and raise funds for colon and rectal cancers.

Each step, drop of sweat, and achy muscle will help fuel cutting-edge research, lifesaving awareness, and relentless advocacy. For many, colorectal cancer is the biggest mountain they will ever face. Fight alongside them by offering hope and inspiration as you climb.

In 2021, we have 3 ways for you to safely participate: 

  • Lake Tahoe, California (open to 75 people) $75
  • Community Climbs (hosted in cities across the U.S.) $25
  • Create Your Own Climb (individuals or groups) FREE to sign up

“This climb was a personal best for me. To be part of such a large group, to receive encouragement and camaraderie, it was wonderful. They pushed me further than I would have gone on my own. I am afraid of heights and this climb helped me!”


About the Climb

Two of the three founders of the Climb; Chris Ganser (middle) and Brian Threlkheld (right)

In 2016, 19 people came together to ascend Longs Peak near Denver, Colorado, for the first Climb for a Cure. Led by visionaries and longtime advocates – Chad Schrack, Brian Threlkeld and Chris Ganser – the three friends saw the literal climb as a way to inspire those facing the proverbial mountain of cancer. For five years, the event has continued to grow.

In 2020, COVID-19 threatened the Climb, but our relentless champions didn’t stop. Taking the Climb virtual, more than 900 advocates came together to get moving and push themselves. From all over the country, climbers came together to take more than 1 million steps for the 1 million colorectal cancer survivors, and they added to the collective total of $447,000 raised through the Climb. 

The 2021 event will take us even closer to our goal of raising funds for cutting-edge research and encouraging advocates to join us on the path to a cure

Photos from Past Climbs

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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