Parker's Platoon is back for our 8th year of raising money for Cystic Fibrosis, CF. As most of you know, our son Parker was diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis. Everyday our family wakes up hoping for a cure for this life shortening disease. The fact is there has been amazing progress in medicine allowing several with CF to live longer fuller lives, but that is only for some, not all. There are just over 30,000 people living with Cystic Fibrosis in the United States, more than 700 living in Indiana. We fight every day for a cure and we need your help to get it done!
This past year has been a little different to say the least. COVID-19 has changed us all forever. What hasn't changed is Cystic Fibrosis. Every day Parker still has to take 18 pills just to digest what he eats, complete 2 separate 30 minute sessions with his therapy vest, take vitamins and take his Kalydeco. Parker doesn't have to do all of these things because he is sick, this is the life of a healthy person with CF. If someone with CF gets sick, a lot of these medications and therapies triple and may include being confined to a hospital bed.
Will you consider making a donation to my fundraising campaign today? If so, you can click on the link below. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
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.