I am writing to ask you to join our team Breaths for Brandon and help add tomorrows for my son Brandon! He is the most wonderful child and he lives with many challenges already. I hope that one day CF is a distant memory for him. At ten years old, he is just starting to really understand his disease. He knows he has "junk" in his chest and nose. He knows not everyone does the vest or nebulizer. He takes it all in stride and rarely complains. He has already had complications with his sinuses which required him to have a surgery. He has trouble gaining weight and is facing a possible feeding tube. Also, a big concern is that 50% of all CF kids develop CF related diabetes by the age of 10. The effects of CF plague him daily. We need a cure now more than ever!
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. You can also donate without walking.
By becoming a member of our team and/or 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. Please help us find a cure. We can only do it with your support! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.