As you are aware, I've been living with Cystic Fibrosis for 17 years now and have made it my mission to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raise funds to find a cure, so I am very excited to be the team leader of Amanda's Army. Living with Cystic Fibrosis has greatly impacted my life in many ways. I have to do treatments and take numerous medications daily. I go to quarterly doctor's visits to maintain my health and have been hospitalized. I believe living with Cystic Fibrosis has helped me realize how lucky I am to have a supportive family, close friends, and all the medical care I need. Fighting this disease has made me more responsible and stronger which has carried over into my school work and sports.
My family and I are greatly invested in raising money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, so we've participated in the Great Strides Walk for a Cure for fourteen years. This year the walk is at the Houston Zoo on November 16th. I'm hoping to make an impact for everyone affected by CF who must deal with the struggles it creates in our lives. If you would like to help us fight for a cure, please consider joining our team as a walker or making a donation. I appreciate your support and know that I am blessed to have so many people on my side.
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.