Our Story: Shelby had CF and fought the odds from birth to survive. She passed after 18 years with us. At birth a concerned doctor saying she wouldn't make it thru of her first surgery, but she did and we are grateful that doctor was mistaken. Shelby grew into an amazing young woman always trying new things. She loved music, always finding new artist and keeping updated on the billboard charts using music as a coping skill.If she loved anything more then music it would of been her dogs and feeding them table scraps. We got to experience Shelby, CF, and the many life lesson she taught us.We miss her everyday but are glad we had the time and experiences we did with her. Austin was her little brother, the one who she always butted heads with the most.Austin always tried hard to help but was always just a little to messy for shelby when he would come to do an overnight stays at Rainbows. He made up for it in other ways but mainly by making her laugh until it hurt. He might not of had CF but he was affected this disease as we all are when we have a loved one afflicted with it. We would like to honor both of their memories by creating some new ones, and helping a great cause. So please join us for a day at the zoo, breakfast,snacks,lunch, a DJ, and a dance team.
Please join us for our annual Great Strides Zoo Walk at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. We ask that you donate $50 per walker. (that includes admission to the zoo,breakfast,snacks during the zoo visit, and lunch.) If you donate $100 you will receive a Great Strides T shirt. If you donate $500 you are considered a Super Strider and will get even more Great Strides items and candy. The Walk is on: Saturday May 18th 2019 Check-in: 8:00 AM Breakfast in the pavillion from 8-9AM
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.