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 and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe.
The CF Foundation is leading the way in innovative research and drug development, promoting high-quality, individualized care and helping people with CF live better todays. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the Foundation and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing their dreams. But still, the lives of people with this disease are still cut far too short.
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students and colleagues to come together to help make a difference in the lives of people with CF.
Together, let’s LACE UP. WALK. CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
To hear why other members of your community stride, be sure to read Great Stories.
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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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Meet David Apple, Team MPPD Team Leader
In 2012 David fought for every breath. Click below and learn how David works to overcome his struggles with CF and works every day to support his community.
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