Climb for a Cure 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined the 2021 Climb for a Cure from across the country!


Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Climb

NEW DATE: Sunday, October 10, 2021 

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is hosting a local Climb for a Cure event featuring five climbing walls, yoga and meditation, food, and more. Our friends at Philly Rock GymsAthleta, and others will be there! There will be face painting and other activities for kids, swag, and lots to do for everyone! The event is open to the public (*masks required).

Reserve your space today! See how fast you can climb during our mini-speed climbing race; challenge your endurance during our distance climbing time slot; or just have fun with your friends and family climbing up and down the walls during the event. We’ll have all the gear that you’ll need.


2021 Climb for a Cure Impact

As a community, we executed lifesaving awareness to help create a better future by Climbing together. Every year that we fight relentlessly, we get closer to our goal of helping find a cure for colorectal cancer (CRC). We want you to know the impact that your efforts have made.

We’ve raised over $195,000 (and counting!) this year, and over $800,000 from Climb for a Cure since 2016! The funds raised help support Fight CRC’s research programs by directly funding cutting-edge CRC research. Thank you for believing in our mission and fighting with us!

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About Climb for a Cure

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.

“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!”


Chris Ganser Climb for a Cure Scholarship

The Chris Ganser Climb for a Cure Scholarship is a unique opportunity for two colorectal cancer survivors to attend our Climb for a Cure event in Lake Tahoe, and honors the late Chris Ganser, a colorectal cancer fighter and co-founder of the Climb.


Meet the 2021 Climb for a Cure Scholarship Recipients:

Christina Haywood - Stage III Rectal Cancer Survivor

Imagine going from not being able to walk around the block to a 12-mile climb! I am so incredibly honored to demonstrate to other young survivors that a complete recovery of everything we have lost is within reach!"

Mike Mancini - Stage IV Colon Cancer Survivor

"To be a stage IV survivor who is on chemo for life, and to be able to persevere through the challenges that come with hiking up a mountain, it really makes me feel alive, inspired, accomplished, and for a brief time...invincible."

History of 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 2021 Climb for a Cure

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