There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with Cystic fibrosis (CF). One of them is my son, Will. He was diagnosed in 2015 when he was 9 1/2 years old. Since then he has spent 40 days in the hospital and continues daily treatments & meds to keep his lungs as strong as possible.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life shortening disease that causes the body to produce a thick sticky mucus in the lungs. We all breathe in the same air but for those with CF the mucus creates a breeding ground for bacteria resulting in dangerous infections and chonic lung damage. It also affects the digestive system and other areas in the body causing multiple complications to the victims health and quality of life.
Fortunately through fundraisers like this they are developing new treatments & drugs to help extend the life of those fighting this disease. Will you join our Will's Warriors team? All you need to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. You can choose to walk with us and/or donate to our Great Strides fundraising campaign!
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 making GREAT STRIDES and adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.
We look forward to having you on our team & appreciate your support!!! You can also follow Will's fundraisers and health updates at https://www.facebook.com/Wills-Warriors-1709266412618751/
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.