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Women’s Soccer Returns to Boston to Participate in CF Climb

Women’s Soccer Returns to Boston to Participate in CF Climb

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The Babson College women's soccer team returned to Boston on Sunday for the seventh annual CF Climb at One International Place, as the Beavers volunteered for the fifth straight year in an event that benefits the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The CF Climb is a challenging and unique fitness event where participants climb either the flights of stairs in a tall building or around stadiums in a test of endurance and time. Whether climbing to improve timing or to simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the day with co-workers, friends or family while "Adding Tomorrows" for people with cystic fibrosis. At the end of the climb, participants celebrate at the survival party with food and entertainment.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation takes on special meaning for the program as former assistant coach Meredith Carey's daughter Claire was diagnosed with the disease at two weeks old. She's now five years old and continues to fight the life-shortening disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

Carey, who is now the head coach at Wentworth, Babson head coach Nellie Pineault and assistant coach Jessica DiPhilippo '14 participated in the 46-floor and 900-plus step climb, while the team assisted as greeters, with registration, at water stations, and as a cheering section to start and finish the race.

The CF Climb is held at one of Boston's tallest buildings, as participants form their own teams or test their endurance as individuals by racing to the top. The fundraising minimum to participate in the climb is $200. Prizes are awarded for the fastest times in several categories.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. They fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today is made possible because of Foundation support.