Local Ambassadors

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"Olivia was born October 15, 2016. She was diagnosed with a meconium ileus due to Cystic Fibrosis at 3 days old. I always say she came into the world a fighter! Now 2 years later, she is a sassy little Disney fanatic, who still to this day, is just as much of a fighter as she was the day of her first surgery. Great Strides is so important to us because, just like Olivia, there are other fighters out there who neeed awareness and a sure for this disease! This is going to be our second great strides and I'm excited to see what this year brings!"

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"My name is Alicia and I am 37 years old and living with cystic fibrosis. I was diagnosed with CF when I was 3 months old. I moved to Florida from New York state when I was 20 years old and finished my college degree here. Currently, I work part time while managing my medications and treatments. For fun, I play ice hockey with the Lady Everblades, and travel throughout the state of Florida. I am fortunate to have a very loving, supportive family. I'm looking forward to the Great Strides Walk and I appreciate the backing of my family and friends."

About Our Walk

For more than 30 years, Great Strides – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event – has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe and shortens lives.

Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure

Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Your support will help accelerate innovative research and drug development, as well as advance care and advocacy. 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.

We are working every day to build on this incredible momentum, and we won’t stop until there is a cure for all people living with CF.

Sign up to walk in Great Strides today and join us as we take steps towards a cure.

The time is now. Together, we can cross the finish line.

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CFF is going cashless! If making a donation the day of the walk we encourage you to bring your checkbooks or credit cards and avoid cash.