Join us for Team J's Crew 2nd annual walk around Lake Calhoun On Saturday, May 4th. Bring your kids, Bring your dogs, come walk for a good cause!
We continue to walk to help those who suffer from this disease. CF almost took Jamie's life in 2010. Let's not let this happen to anyone else! We need a cure and more treatments for all those that live with CF daily. We need to continue to fight!
Let's face it. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease. If you are a family member, the chances are great that you carry the gene. This disease just does not disappear. It shows its ugly head when we least expect it. For those of you who don't know the basics. It takes 1 cf gene from mom and dad. If both mom and dad are carriers of a gene, their child will have a 1 and 4 chance of having cf. It's a 50% chance that the children may not have CF but will carry the defective gene as their parents do. We walk for future generations. We walk for those suffering now. We also walk to help the foundation in finding crucial medication to treat and cure this disease. The foundation also helps patients with mental care. They have also started looking at ways to help the other side of Cystic Fibrosis, the post transplant side. That includes me. I have received my life saving transplant in 2010. It has given me a whole new life but I rely on anti-rejection meds. I rely on constant care and treatment from my doctors. The foundation wants to better support this side of CF. The foundation has it's own research lab and has done great work in recent years! Lets keep their great work a reality. Maybe a new anti-rejection med is just on the horizon. One with less side effects? The possibility with brilliant minds is endless!
There is no minimum amount to raise to join us for the walk. Join us Saturday, May 6th at 9:30 am.
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. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
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.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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.