My Great Strides Story
Our Great Strides Story
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.
This year we walk for Desi.
Desi is our pint sized CF hero who's filled with spunk and smiles. She's nearly two-years-old and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis just 9 days after being born. She brings joy to her parents, Jamie and Ross, and all those she meets.
On May 20th, We'll be walking for Desi here in Atlanta to help cure Cystic Fibrosis. We humbly ask for your support
How you can help.
1. MAKE A DONATION through one of our employees from the list below.
2. JOIN OUR TEAM to either walk with us or start your fundraising or both.
By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs. This leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas, preventing natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
How does the CF Foundation help?
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all the people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
What is Great Strides Atlanta?
Great Strides Atlanta is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families. The walk will be taking place May 20, 2017, in downtown Suwanee, GA.