He loves playing basketball, inventing traps, telling jokes, laughing at stories, wearing tie dye and hanging out with his buddies. Beckett knows he has Cystic Fibrosis and he knows it’s a fight he will have the rest of his life. He battles every day by taking lots of medicine and spending hours doing airway clearance therapy. He is very patient at his quarterly checkups and brave when he does his PTFs, X-rays, and blood draws. Beckett is doing all he can do at his age to fight CF.
Alli and I are always trying to stay in front of Beckett's health. It takes monthly, weekly, daily and hourly discipline. We are trying to control a disease that doesn't take a day off and can rear its head on any day. Beckett's continued health is a fantastic reward for our efforts but there is more we can do, like our annual fundraising for medical research. It is empowering to know that we can be a part of finding a cure for CF and increasing the life expectancy for everyone with CF.
Simply put: Your donation is something Beckett and everyone with CF will need like water, and it’s something Alli and I appreciate like a high five or a hug.
We are so grateful for everyone who has supported us once before and for those of you who make an annual donation. This year is just as important as years past, this year we have a chance to make a statement in the Portland Great Strides by showing that one team can raise $350,000 in 10 years!
Help us raise $350,000 in 10 years!! Lets show Portland we can!
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.