Climb for a Cure Season Kicks Off! 


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Climb for a Cure means many things to the colorectal cancer community. For some, Climb for a Cure is an event to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. To others, The Climb is about community and the reminder that “no one flights alone.” For many, the Climb is about raising funds to advance research on the Path to a Cure for colorectal cancer. This year, Fight CRC is encouraging everyone to participate and get active for all those reasons. 

Beginning in 2016 with a handful of survivors and caregivers climbing a mountain, Climb for a Cure became a metaphor for their fight against colorectal cancer. Today, it unites hundreds of survivors, caregivers, and loved ones across the country. Throughout the past seven years, Climb for a Cure has become Fight CRC’s cornerstone fundraising event.

Get Ready To Climb

Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3. It’s a breeze! Follow a few quick steps to Climb for a Cure. 

  • Find your Climb! Determine where, when, and how you want to participate. 
  • Register! Select the Climb event you want to attend.  
  • Fundraise! Once you’ve registered, be sure to set up your fundraising page (and join a team). **Note: you do not have to register to fundraise!

Climb for a Cure Funds Research  

Climb for a Cure encourages the colorectal cancer community to get active and connect with other Relentless Champions of Hope, while pushing research funding to new heights.

This is making an impact: With funds from Climb for a Cure, Fight CRC has created a plan, the Path to a Cure report, and convened a treatment think tank, gathering the best and brilliant minds working together to come up with actionable solutions to stop this disease. A follow-up early-age onset think tank is scheduled for December 1, 2023.  

Thanks to Climb for a Cure, Fight CRC has created a grant to fund a young researcher who will receive access to Tempus’ de-identified datasets and analytical platform to identify insights and gaps that are occurring in colorectal cancer clinical research. The Fight CRC community is made up of trailblazers, intersecting research and advocacy, in the fight against colorectal cancer.

Ways To Get Involved

This Climb for a Cure season offers many options to get involved. With three featured Climbs – in New York, California, and Colorado – you can attend an existing Climb event to meet your needs. All three featured Climbs happen the weekend of August 5 and 6, 2023, so be sure to learn more about the featured Climb events. 

  • Climb for a Cure – New York: An “easy” hike that anyone can do: Even someone three days post-chemo treatment (read more about that below!).  
  • Climb for a Cure – California: Returning to Tilden Park with multiple hiking route options for those of different abilities who desire the same shared experience. Lunch and celebration to follow! 
  • Climb for a Cure – Colorado: A two-day extravaganza kicking off with a fun walk, cornhole tournament, and axe throwing on day one, and a more physical day climbing up Mount Princeton on day two.  

All three featured Climb events offer the opportunity to develop deep bonds with members of the colorectal cancer community. 

The featured Climbs are not your only option. New this year is the opportunity to host or attend anywhere. Select this option to participate alone, host an event, or participate in a community event hosted by someone else. You can hike, bike, swim, walk, run, skate, or anything else that gets your heart pumping and body moving. You can even download a toolkit for help getting started!  

Keep a lookout in Fight CRC’s Community of Champions (download the app today!) and join our Climb for a Cure community. With current “host or attend” events happening in North Carolina, Maryland, Missouri, and more, you can learn more about Climb for a Cure events, which may connect you with Relentless Champions of Hope closer to home. 

Wherever you go; whichever Climb for a Cure event you decide to attend (or host!); you won’t be disappointed.