Publish Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 16:00

2017 Climb For Cancer Wrap Up

On Sunday May 28, a team of 68 TRI based researchers climbed the 810 stairs of Waterfront Place after 6 weeks of fundraising and training. Team TRI was made up of 11 teams from all 4 TRI partners working together to raise funds for the Mater Foundation. 

Represented in the group are researchers working with skin cancer at the PA Hospital, ovarian cancer at the Mater Hospital, kidney disease at the University of Queensland (UQ), stomach cancer at Mater Medical Research and stem cell therapies and prostate cancer at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). 

The team took to the fundraising and the stairs with enthusiasm, raising the target of $15,000 just a few days after completing the climb. Thank you to everyone who supported team TRI along the way!

> Click here for race times
> Click here to meet the teams
> Click here for Climb For Cancer Facebook Page (photos)

We met at 8.30am and enjoyed the winter morning sun while taking a few group photos and getting lectured about the rules on top of the building. Our team looked fabulous in our matching orange TRI headbands, the must-have accessory of 2017 in all fitness circles. 

The team hit the stairs with determination, with our fastest climber Sharon Del Vecchio from the Renal Rebels completing the climb in 6 minutes and 4 seconds, closely followed by Marcus from Step'Omics on 6:07 and Luke Devitt from Renal Rebels on 6:08 taking out positions 15, 16 and 17 from 600+ team participants. The Renal Rebels took out the fastest TRI team and 7th overall from 100 teams. 

With 1000 participants climbing the 37 stories in just a few hours, there were a lot of people on top of the building at once, so we moved through in groups to have photos taken. The organisers have a HUGE job on the day keeping everyone safe as we moved through confined spaces and and open rooftop. 

Check out the gallery below to see our favourite shots from the day. THANK YOU to all of our supporters for helping us hit our $15,000 fundraising goal for medical research at the Mater Foundation.