Katie's Crusaders is getting ready to walk for the 14th time in the annual Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk! My family, friends, and I invite you to join our team and walk with us to raise money for CF Research.
My wonderful & extraordinary mother, Ann, passed away from Cystic Fibrosis in 2009 after 7 months in the hospital. She went to heaven the morning after my 7th birthday. Together, we started the Katie’s Crusaders CF team in 2007 when I, Katie, was 5.
Like my mom, my uncle Tommy unfortunately also has CF. While he’s thankfully doing well, additional research is definitely needed to ensure that Tom has a more normal life span, so that his 15 year old daughter won’t also lose a parent prematurely.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is sponsoring research that has great potential for Tom and the 70,000 other people born with this awful disease. We need your help to cure them.
With help from our dear friends, our team has been very fortunate, raising money for research used to find a cure for CF. Over the past several years, we have been the state’s top fundraising team!
This year, the virtual walk will be held on Saturday, May 15th on Facebook live. If walking isn’t your thing or you are unable to attend, you can also support our team members with your pledges to help the CF Foundation find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. To register for our walk or make a pledge, click on either the "Join Our Team" button or the "Donate To a Team Member" button above.
Thank you for uniting with us in our fight for our loved ones lives. We look forward to crusading with you!
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.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.