Farmers Fighting CF’s team leader is Austin Stanley. Austin is one of the 30,000 Americans living with CF, a genetic, life-threatening disease. Fifty years ago, kids with CF didn’t live long enough to attend kindergarten. Today, because of the Foundation’s work some people with CF, like Austin, are attending college, getting married and having children—goals that used to seem impossible for CF patients, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but there still is no cure for this devastating disease. By joining our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. We will not rest until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease.
Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF -- join our team today!
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.