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25 years of stepping up to CF

Stair Climb at the Plaza will take place March 7

Climbers prepare to race up 42 flights of stairs at the Corning Tower at the Empire State Plaza for the annual Stair Climb to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. Over the past 24 years, almost $1 million has been raised to fund research on the disease and help find a cure. This year's Stair Climb will be on Thursday, March 7.

Climbers prepare to race up 42 flights of stairs at the Corning Tower at the Empire State Plaza for the annual Stair Climb to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. Over the past 24 years, almost $1 million has been raised to fund research on the disease and help find a cure. This year's Stair Climb will be on Thursday, March 7. Submitted Photo

— Breton said even when her sister was in the hospital she was persistent in wanting to still attend the event. Although Mary died when she was 12, her family continued to take part in the stair climb each year in her memory, registering under the team name “Uno” to honor her favorite game. Since her death, the foundation has dedicated the event to Mary.

“It’s something I feel I can do for her, raising money for finding a cure, stopping the progression of CF. I don’t want to see any other family go through this,” Breton said. “Even though she is gone, I am honored to continue this and do it in her memory and say I’m doing it for her. She wouldn’t want anyone else to go through what she did.”

For register for the event, contact Clark at 783-7361 or email at dclark@cff.org. Online registration is available at neny.cff.org/stairclimb, or in person at 4 p.m. the day of the climb.

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