We started Reid's Crew in March of 2009 after finding out that our baby (due in July) had cystic fibrosis. The diagnosis was devastating and we were feeling pretty helpless. Signing up for the walk was the very first step we took in fighting this disease. It gave us a voice and an opportunity to give our son a chance at a long, healthy life.
Who We Are
Reid's Crew co-captains are Dana and Tim Guidish, Reid's parents. We are blessed to have an amazing group of friends, family, neighbors, friends of friends, coworkers, strangers, etc... who walk with us each year. Any success we have is due to the dedication and love shown to us by this group. We love our team!!
Where We Walk
We are a national family team and participate in walks across the country. So far we have walked in New Hampshire, Massachusetts (Hingham&Boston), New York City, Connecticutt, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California, and Ohio. Our teams are led by amazing friends and family who volunteer their time. We are always looking to add sites, if you're interested in being a team leader in your area please let me know!
Do I have to physically show up for the walk in order to fundraise?
Nope! While we would love for you to join us at one of our walk sites across the country you do not need to show up for the walk in order to raise money. You can reach out to your circle of friends and give them an opportunity to help us find a cure!
Do I have to raise a lot of money as a walker?
Nope! We appreciate every single dollar that can be put towards finding a cure for Reid. If you send your email out to 10 people and two of them decide to donate $25, you just put $50 into the hands of researchers. Of course we encourage people to get into it (fundraising can be kind of fun . . . especially if you're competitive!), but we don't want you to be stressed about having to raise a ton of money.
With so many worthy causes out there why should I fundraise for CF?
Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised goes straight to vital research.
Amazing breakthroughs are being made in the search for new treatments which means you could be part of ending a deadly genetic disease.
I will "owe you" ;-)
It feels good. It may sound cheesy but helping other people makes your heart feel good. I think anyone that walks with us will tell you it's a very satisfying experience.
We have super cool t-shirts designed and screen printed by my brother!
There is no magic to make CF go away, just hard work done by passionate people.
By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
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.