Austyn was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 5 weeks. She is now 9 years old and has had multiple procedures at Children’s Hospital, as well as routine care over the years.
There is no cure for this devastating disease. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived past 4 years old. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s and sometimes beyond. We've even been blessed to meet people at Sunny Shores Sea Camp in their 40s and 50s! That is because of donors like you!
By walking today, we are helping add tomorrows to the lives of those people living with cystic fibrosis. We walk for them and Austyn and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
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.