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/
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.