Maddie’s Miracle Team is gearing up for our 23rd year of participating in the Great Strides Walk while raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Great Strides is the foundation’s largest national fundraising event, and it is a huge contributor to raising funds for research into finding a cure for CF and helping people with CF live longer and healthier lives.
Nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to the foundation’s programs and research outreach, and it is a BBB-accredited charity.
This year's walk is taking place at the Akron Zoo and also will be a virtual fundraiser. We are hoping you will make a donation in support of our 22-year-old daughter, Maddie, who was diagnosed with CF at birth due to a condition called meconium ileus, which caused her intestines to rupture.
Katie and I are asking that you please consider supporting Maddie's Miracle Team this year with any amount. Please help us meet our personal fundraising goal of $1,500 and our team's goal of $3,000 by either joining our team and fundraising or sponsoring us in support of Maddie.
Currently, there is no cure for CF, but specialized medical care, aggressive drug treatments and therapies and proper nutrition can significantly lengthen and improve the quality of life for those with CF. In the 1950s, children with CF were not expected to live to attend elementary school. Today, the median life expectancy for someone with CF is about 40 years.
To join Maddie's Miracle Team, please click the "Join This Team" link above left. It will give you information on how to raise funds for the team.
To make a donation to a Maddie's Miracle Team member, please hit the "Donate To A Team Member" link at left. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!
To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, please visit www.cff.org.
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.