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.
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.
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/
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To help minimize the risk of COVID-19, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should 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 only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by 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.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Please be advised certain localities and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you are feeling ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.