Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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 and hope you will support us in our efforts.
Our daughter, Jayda was diagnosed with CF just nine days after she was born. After a crash course on CF we decided to get involved and help FIND A CURE and that is why we have participated in Great Strides since Jayda was 3 months old. We are very thankful for all the people who have continued to support Jayda and Team Vargas as we pursue our dream of finding a cure!
Jayda does not let CF hold her back! She is now 7 years old and is loving first grade! She also loves dance, gymnastics, babies, coloring, and playing with friends! Jayda is full of life and puts a smile on our faces every day! We are excited about all the progress that has been made since we were first introduced to CF 7 years ago and the drug pipeline is very encouraging! We are very thankful for the team of doctors who Jayda meets with on a quarterly basis to ensure her lungs stay healthy and strong.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still being cut far too short. By walking today, we are helping add tomorrows to the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. Please Support us and our efforts by making a donation to our Great Strides fundraising campaign today! We are always overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity during Great Strides and want to Thank You in advance for all the support and donations.
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.