Climb for a Cure is a unique event designed to provide an opportunity for colorectal cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates to commit to a physical and inspiring challenge in honor of those we have lost and those currently fighting. Climbers will find encouragement and camaraderie as they summit a beautiful peak with others who are in the fight.
Over the past four years, Climb for a Cure has grown from a small crew of 15 individuals to nearly 130 advocates gathering together to climb a Colorado peak. The Climb has raised over $175,000 to support our organization’s work around colorectal cancer Advocacy, Patient Education, and Research.
The 2019 Climb for a Cure in Winter Park, CO is over, but you can still make a difference! You can become a Virtual Climber! What is a Virtual Climber? A virtual climber is someone who wants to support Climb for a Cure from home by participating in an exercise challenge of their own. Register for free today!
Fight CRC’s Climb 2019 was held on Monday, July 29 at Mount Flora in Winter Park, Colorado. This was our fourth year to summit a Colorado peak and we are excited to announce it was the most successful event yet! We had 130 climbers join us in Winter Park to connect with other advocates, be inspired by each other and the mountains we climbed!
If you are currently in treatment or traveling with someone who is, please print this resource and use it as a reference while in Colorado. This fact sheet also includes helpful info about nearby healthcare facilities should any needs arise during your trip.
Adult Climber: $40.00 Youth Climber (10-17): $20.00
Are you a survivor? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code.
Please Note: All registered climbers will be responsible for a fundraising goal of $125.
The top three OVERALL fundraisers will be featured on the NASDAQ Tower in New York City’s Times Square during March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2020!
Distance: 6.45 Miles Roundtrip
Starting Elevation: 11,307’
Ending Elevation: 13,146’
Trailhead: Berthoud Pass
Winter Park Lodging
Host Hotel: Winter Park Mountain Lodge
Fight CRC’s Pre Climb and Post Climb meals will be held here.
Lodging Availability at Winter Park Mountain Lodge is first come, first serve. Book your room today.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, July 28, 2019
3:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Pre Climb Program and Dinner
*Please note: Attendance is mandatory for all Climbers. Bag Checks and Safety Presentation Included.
Monday, July 29, 2019
4:30 am: Climbers meet at Berthoud Pass Trailhead
5:00 am: Climb Groups set out!
11:00am-2:00pm: Post Climb Lunch Celebration
*Please note: Attendance is optional. If you’d like to attend, dinner tickets are available on the registration page.
Adult Climber: $12.50 Youth Clumber: $7.50
Adult Non-Climber: $18.00 Youth Non-Climber: $9.00
I am not grateful I got cancer but I am grateful for all the blessings and opportunities it has given me. The Fight CRC community is one of the gifts and Climb for a Cure is one of the opportunities. This unique event brings people from all over the country, touched by colorectal cancer, together to climb to for a cure. The Climb offers something for everyone and it is an adventure you won’t want to miss.
Teri Griege, Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Survivor and Climber
Chris Ganser Scholarship
Climb for A Cure continues into its fourth year largely in part to Founder Chris Ganser. Chris led the first two Climbs and now his memory lives on through the continued mission of bringing people together to Climb for a Cure. This scholarship provides two survivors the opportunity to attend our Climb event with all expenses paid. We are thrilled to have Josh Wimberly and Lisa Johnson join us this year!
In Loving Memory 7/21/2018
Summerfield, North Carolina
Unable to attend the Colorado Climb?
A Virtual Climber is someone who wants to support Climb for a Cure from home. When you sign up, you will be asked to set a particular exercise challenge for yourself. This can be walking, running, hiking, swimming, cycling (or another physical activity – it’s your choice!) After all, this is your climb!
Registration is free! By signing up, you will automatically receive an online fundraising page that allows you to spread the word about Climb for a Cure’s goal: raise much-needed funds for colorectal cancer research, advocacy, and patient education! We even have prizes for your fundraising efforts. Reach the following goals to be eligible!
$50 – Commemorative Climb for A Cure Patch
$200 – Climb For A Cure Patch, Long Sleeve Tee
$500 – Climb For A Cure Patch, Long Sleeve Tee, and 50% off any item on our online store
$1,000+ – Climb For A Cure Patch, Long Sleeve Tee, and 50% off any item on our online store and special climber spotlight via Fight CRC’s social media (Facebook and Twitter)
Registration gives you two options. You can sign up as an individual OR you can start a Virtual Climb Team. Tell your friends, family, or coworkers, and commit to a group challenge! When they register, they will be able to sign up under your team name and join your fundraising goal!
We’d love to hear what you’re doing, so let us know your plan in your registration. AND post about your progress in our Climb Facebook Group. Let’s encourage one another!
Help the Climbers reach their fundraising goal!
You can donate to Climb for a Cure directly on our Registration Page
Become a Sponsor!
Check out our various Sponsorship Levels PDF Link to Sponsorship opportunities
Ready, Set, Climb!
Check out these resources written just for YOU to help you get ready to climb! Whether you’re climbing the mountain or doing the “virtual climb” and walking – we’ve got tips and stories from past climbs just for you!