2018 Great Strides Ambassadors

Meet Randi and Ryan, this year’s national Great Strides Ambassadors.

Randi Gleason


Randi is a CF Fighter from the Louisiana Chapter, Baton Rouge Office. She is a sales representative with Mary Kay and has won multiple pink Cadillacs. She and her family have been walking in the Alexandria Great Strides walk for over 30 years. 

“I am so grateful for all the CF Foundation has done for me. I can look back and see so many pivotal moments in which my life was greatly impacted by their research and developments. Giving back as an ambassador is something so small that I can do compared to all they have done for me. I plan to do everything I can to increase awareness and giving to the Foundation, because I believe in their mission and I am grateful for how they so generously use their funds to help patients and families.”

Ryan Monahan


Ryan, like Great Strides, just celebrated his 30th birthday. He is a CF Fighter from Dallas, Texas, and, in addition to walking in Great Strides, he is also a chapter board member and a young professional. 

“Being a Great Strides Ambassador is an incredible honor and it meant that I would have the opportunity to tell my story with cystic fibrosis. We all have a unique experience with the disease and if I could inspire even just one person to think differently about how they handle it or help someone become more involved in fundraising or research, then I would be happy with my contribution.” 

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