About Climb for Cancer

The Climb first began in 2007. Founder, Brian Humphrey a local fitness consultant and promoter of healthy living, saw that no matter how active or healthy one’s lifestyle may be, everyone in some way is touched by cancer. Now an annual event in Hamilton, Ontario, Climb for Cancer Brings members of the community and surrounding areas together in order to #StepInFront of Cancer. The Climb is now focused on supporting the community with the biggest impact by supporting in the areas of Community, Education and Healthcare.

How you can participate

The Climb for Cancer is designed for all levels and abilities and is focused on inclusivity and a shared contribution structure. This means we are all able to work together to make a difference in the total health of our community. Participants can sign up to enjoy the event on their own or choose to create a team or join their friends and family to conquer the Climb. 

We take energy and support very seriously and are dedicated to making sure you have everything you need to make it up each set of stairs. You can choose which hour to participate in throughout the day and contribute to your team even if you are not climbing in the same hour. 

We love taking over the entire Tim Hortons Field stadium and have designed the course to bring the energy to an all time high. Warming you up prior to your climb start and supporting you every step of the way. The final minutes will bring you onto the field and onto the big screen to cross that finish line with the Climb family and community cheering louder than a Tiger-Cats playoff game. Lululemon will be there to make sure you recover in comfort and enjoy your accomplishment. 

This years Climb times are:  9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3-4pm 

The Vision

The vision started in 2006 with the passion to bring the community together and support one another through the challenges of the effect of cancer in our lives and the lives of others. The event has grown from its early years at Chedoke Stairs on the Hamilton West Escarpment to now gathering thousands of people in the heart of the City at Tim Hortons Field. The milestone 12th annual Climb in 2018 broke the million dollar mark that has been raised for the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre since year one. This was a tremendous accomplishment for all involved and we have celebrated by shifting our focus slightly to tackle cancer from a different angle. 

The 13th annual Climb for Cancer will  be running as its own Not for Profit Organization and creating new areas and opportunities for the community to contribute to the larger cause at hand. The climb will be forming its own support system of prevention as well as continuing to support our leading cancer centre. The Climb will be building sustainable resources for our future to stay ahead of the disease and make an impact with the many organizations supporting movement, health and prevention in and around our community. 

Together we must Climb as the only way to move a mountain is to believe together we can.