We'd like you to meet Andy (http://tinyurl.com/memories-of-andy), our son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend. For his short 25 years of life, Andy heroically battled Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Sadly, Andy lost his battle on May 8th of 2012. After watching his video, you will agree that Heaven gained an amazing angel who left us with many special memories and life lessons.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease.
In memory of Andy, his family and friends continue participate in Great Strides walks across the US: Wisconsin (x2), Utah, and Florida. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event with hundreds of walks taking place across the country each year to raise funds to support the search for a cure. Join our team and walk with us or make a donation to add tomorrows to other struggling with this disease. Your gift is 100% 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.