Our Great Strides Story
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 Finn.
Finn is the 22-month-old son of Jennifer and Joseph Wood. He is a strong young boy who brings joy to everyone he meets. It was discovered that Finn had Cystic Fibrosis at his one month check up with his pediatrician. Soon after, his family was embraced by a community that was passionate in making great strides toward finding a cure. This year, Southern States Insurance is humbled to be a part of Finn's story. On May 19th, we will be walking for Finn right here in Atlanta to help cure Cystic Fibrosis.
We humbly ask for your support and hope that you consider joining our team.
Help us add more tomorrows, so that one day "CF" will only stand for "Cure Found."
How you can help.
1. MAKE A DONATION through one of our employees from the list below.
2. JOIN OUR TEAM to either walk with us or start your fundraising or both.
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.
-Southern States Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs. This leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas, preventing natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
How does the CF Foundation help?
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all the people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
What is Great Strides Atlanta?
Great Strides Atlanta is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families. The walk will be taking place May 19, 2018, in downtown Suwanee, GA.