About Our Great Strides Walk


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How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually. Register and participate virtually in the 65 Roses Challenge, and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge.
Be 65 Days Stronger! Starting on July 17th, challenge yourself and your team to do “65 things” for 65 Days! Some ideas may be walking 6.5 miles, reading 6.5 books, swimming 65 laps or raising 65 donations of $65. We will come together to celebrate virtually on Saturday, September 19th, the 65th day of the challenge! Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all walk together, even though this year we will have to be apart.

Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you’re participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event. Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

Additional Event Details:
Dates: Thursday, July 17- Saturday, September 19
Virtual Celebration: Saturday, September 19 on Facebook Live, Time: TBD
Location: At Home

Thank you Sponsors! We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan. We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission – regional sponsor, Dunkin’, community champion sponsor, Northeast Delta Dental, day of experience sponsor, Vermont Federal Credit Union, event supporters, Shaw’s and the University of Vermont Medical Center, and our local patrons, Community Bank, N.A., Norway Savings Bank, and My Digital Listing

Questions? Contact the Northern New England Chapter at 800-757-0203 or no-new-eng@cff.org