Thank you for checking out our page. We would love for you to join our team and walk with us to help raise money to help cure cystic fibrosis. My name is Kristin Copeland. My husband, Andrew, and I have three boys, two of which have cystic fibrosis. Britain is 9 years old (our oldest) and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis 2 years ago. This was a big suprise to us because he passed the newborn screening. Our middle son Bry does not have cystic fibrosis. Our youngest son, Bruce (4) has been seeing the cystic fibrosis clinic since he was an infant but was officially diagnosed with cystic fibrosis the same year as Britain. Bruce's birthday is 2 days after the walk so this will be a great birthday celebration for him. Two years ago was very difficult for us with multiple hospitalizations, antibiotics, and both children being diagnosed in the same year. We are pleased to say that we had no hospitalizations and a mostly healthy year last year. We look forward to having many healthy years ahead. We hope that you will support this very important cause.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.