Liam Acosta lost his battle to cystic fibrosis when he was 2 years old. CF causes the body to make thick sticky mucus, which builds up in the lungs, the digestive system & other parts of the body. Liam was the funniest little boy you could imagine. Even though he fought through this disease everyday, he always had a smile on his face. Words can't describe how much we miss him! This walk is in memory of Liam but also in honor of his sister, Leya. Leya was born with CF but her twin brother, Elias, does not have CF. Unfortunately, there still is no cure for this devastating disease.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them and hope you will support me in my efforts. By walking, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis.
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.
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.