There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with CF. It was always known as a childhood disease because many years ago life expectancy was not that old. Now with all the advancements, even within the last couple of years, medical treatments are allowing those children to grow into adults with fulfilling lives. It amazes me how much things have changed just within my lifetime. The cystic fibrosis foundation has been leading the way in so many aspects of helping individuals and families with cystic fibrosis. This is a wonderful charity to support. Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF. To participate, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining Amanda's army Great Strides team and making a donation, you will be part of the bigger picture, fighting for, supporting, and spreading awareness for cystic fibrosis. Thank you so very much for taking the time
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.