Why We Stride
Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to support the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis. The funds raised from Great Strides help provide people with CF the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
Great Strides continues to gain momentum, as do our research efforts and the progress we’ve made in the search for a cure. The CF Foundation has raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to support the development of new CF drugs and therapies. But the lives of people with this disease are still cut far too short.
Walks are held at nearly 500 locations nationwide and are open to the public. Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, co-workers and colleagues to come together in support of a worthy cause.
Lace up and walk to help add tomorrows to the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis.
Why I Stride
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Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, at any outdoor event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.
For more information, please call us at 800 FIGHT CF.
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Great Strides, Great Stories
Meet Stephanie Scott, Paul’s Patrol Team Leader
Stephanie’s son, Paul, was diagnosed with CF at two weeks old. Stephanie remembers that day as the single most devastating day. Read more about Paul, his fight against CF and why Paul’s Patrol strides for CF.
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