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/
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.