This year, I again will be participating (hopefully, im in training) in the Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising walk, Great Strides on Sunday, May 19th. I am looking forward to making a team of all of my closest friends and family in the NY area who will be around to join and help me support the organization that helps fight the battles and come out the other side stronger. The walk and organization also depends on the donations of those who can not walk with us, and for any amount, small or large, I will be eternally grateful!
This year has been particularly challenging for me and without my CF warriors and team at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, I wouldn't be where I am today.There are some incredible scientific developments happening in the CF community these days, and my team of doctors and specuialists are heading some of the research and trials of many of these drugs that could literally save my life one day. While these advancements are incredible, it is the special sense of humanity and kindness that my team provides me that makes me so determined to fight. I think I take better care of myself to see the smiles on my doctors' and nurses' faces almost more than my own. Knowing I can have a 2am text conversation (this actually happened last time) or just text a picture of Cub to make them smile, I know that they are always there for me 1000%.
With all this said, I will ask again, Please support me and all other fighters by donating your time, support, social media influence or funds towards this great effort to combat CF and, here comes the cheesy line, make it finally stand for Cure Found! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!
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 groundbreaking research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent 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.