Jackson was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 3 weeks old. Since then, we have been blessed with wonderful doctors and well-researched maintenance treatments to keep Jackson's lungs and body healthy. Our goal is to raise money that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation can use to uncover new treatments that will benefit the health of every child and adult with CF. Our ultimate goal is a cure, which is visible on the horizon! You will find information about this walk below! Thanks for reading!
Come walk in support of Jackson, and help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in their efforts to find a cure! This fundraising walk involves a leisurely stroll around the zoo; if you're going to take the family anyways, please consider walking with friends for a good cause :)
Everyone is invited! We always have a great turn-out of folks that know Jackson, and folks that don't. Most of our team, Jackson's Jedi, will meet up before starting the walk, but everyone is invited to visit the zoo at their own pace; we won't all end up sticking together. Free breakfast is offered in the pavillion, followed by a complimentary, post-walk lunch. This is something really fun to do with the kids, and Zoo and Rainforest admission is included.
If you sign up to walk for our team, there is no minimum donation requirement. If you raise at least $50 (either donated yourself or by others) your admission to the zoo is free; otherwise it is offered at a discount. If you have a membership, admission is free. An information and fundraising packet will come in the mail after you register. A link will also be made that you can share to invite people to donate to you as a walker. You can choose to fundraise or not.
Click the "Join Our Team" link to sign up to walk with our team, Jackson's Jedi. You can also donate to a walker on this page, if you'd like to give without walking. Thanks, and much love to all!
Join our team and help add tomorrows!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
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 adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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.