Mount up and join us May 4th for the Great Strides Walk to help find a cure for CF and remember our brother, son, uncle and friend Ryan. Ryan passed away on February 14th, 2011 from CF. His laugh and amazing personality and loyalty to his family and friends is missed every day. The McLaughlin family walks in memory of Ryan and also to save the life of his sister Ashley, who battles CF every day. Ashley is 35 and a mother to Stella who is 10. This past year Ashley has struggled with some serious life threatening infections, but is fighting hard for a future with her daughter Stella.
Please join us and donate today!!
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 -- join our team today!
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.