Our team is driven by a dream that one day, every person with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long, healthy life. You can help us reach that goal!
Our Great Strides Story
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. We can’t know what CF will hold for Lucas in the future, we do know it will get more difficult, the nature of a progressive chronic illness. Today, Lucas does 1 – 4 hours of treatments and takes 4 medications daily. The bacteria, Pseudomonas, has made its home in his lungs for more than a year. He continues to cheerfully comply with all we ask of him to protect his future health.
The CF center at the University of Iowa and the Iowa chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have helped us in countless ways since Lucas' birth. We stride to provide support their efforts and fund the vital research and care systems they have built that are protecting our boy and providing him with a more promising future.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated July 5th, 2023
The CF Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals attending Foundation events. Individuals attending CF Foundation events must abide by the Foundation's Event Attendance Policy www.cff.org/attendancepolicy, which includes guidance for event attendees living with cystic fibrosis.