Be a part of BECCA'S BRIGADE and help us add tomorrows!
On Thursday, May 16th, our family is supporting the annual Great Strides Walk. This is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fund-raising event and we have been participating since Rebecca was two years old. Thanks to the work of the CF Foundation, she is now almost 32 years old! We hope you will walk with us as part of BECCA'S BRIGADE and enjoy an evening of music, free food and drink, and pre-birthday celebrations at The Ravens M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore!
Please consider donating to our team to fight this nasty disease. No amount you donate is too small. Any contribution, whether it's $10 or $100, will be used to come up with new medications and ultimately a cure for CF. We are getting so close to a cure, and yet it's still so out of our reach. Nearly 90 cents out of every dollar you contribute goes directly toward research and care that improves the quality of life for Rebecca and others with CF, and it's tax-deductible!
While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, your help is needed now, more than ever, to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. Too many young lives depend on this vital research to let it go unfunded! The future of their lives is in your hands.
How to make an easy and secure donation: -- ONLINE: Scroll to the bottom of this page where "Our Team" is listed, and click the yellow “Donate” button next to Rebecca Friedman. Your donation will automatically be credited to our team, Becca's Brigade. -- BY CHECK: Make it out to the CF Foundation and either mail it to Gloria Friedman, 4065 Fragile Sail Way, Ellicott City, MD 21042 or hand it to one of us. -- BY PHONE: Call the MD chapter of the CFF at 410-628-0795 or 800-731-2873 and ask to charge your donation by phone. Be sure to request that it be applied to Becca's Brigade.
If you’re up for it, it would also be incredible if you did some fundraising for Becca’s Brigade on your own! To do so, click on "Join Our Team" (at the top of this page). There you will have the option to sign up as a walker, make a donation, and ask your friends and family to donate towards Becca’s Brigade. This is also how you can sign up if you’d like to attend the actual event.
Also, please take a look at the slideshow I made for the walk this year! It gives a small glimpse into my life with CF. https://youtu.be/bkh65ob_l8A
Together, we can make a difference in Rebecca's life and the lives of all those with CF! Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $20,000!
Thank you so very much. Your support means the world to us! - The Friedmans
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.