Our Cycle for Life Story
Join Our Team and Help Add Tomorrows!
Almost six years ago our family was blessed with our beautiful daughter, Isabella Oakley.Â Isabella is a happy five year old who lives with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).Â She has a great smile and laugh and her happy personality is a gift to our family.Â She is healthy and growing well.
Â That is why we are walking in the CF Great Strides event in October 2021..Â Depending on your comfort level we can walk outdoors together or virtually in your own neighborhood! This year we are recruiting walkers either in person or on a treadmill to walk with us. This unique event empowers participants and their supporters to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.Â All money raised to support our team goes directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Â Our family would like for you to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by choosing Team Oakley for your sponsored fundraiser.
Â Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections.Â The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is the largest private foundation that serves children and adults who live with CF.Â The foundationâ€™s missionÂ is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.Â CFF has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into CF research and drug development. The results of these bold investments have been astonishing.Â Because of CFF efforts, people with cystic fibrosis are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing dreams they never before thought possible.
Â My family strongly believes that a cure will be found.Â In fact, we are excited about a new game changing medicine that may be available to her as soon as 6 years old (Trikafta). We are empowered by the fact that so many people are fighting to find that cure.
I ask that you support our team in that effort. Â All donations to Team Oakley go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through their website.Â Â Please walk with us and join our team! This year you choose the walk location in that you "walk where you are" to support social distancing. We are looking forward to walking for a cure in October and to joining our team together through fun events leading up to that date. As always, thank you for your support.
If walking isn't your thing. Please reach out as we have a bike team that is riding in September. All walking and riding fundraising efforts go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Let's make CF stand for CURE FOUND together!