About Our Great Strides Walk
Great Strides is now Great Rides
We can’t wait to bring the CF community together for Sacramento Great Strides on May 15, 2021!
This year we’re turning Great Strides into a car parade to celebrate your efforts towards finding a cure for CF. We invite you to “getaway” to our Great Strides Island at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy in West Sacramento, CA!
In addition to our island getaway car parade, we are teaming up with the Orange County and Los Angeles Chapter to provide a Nor Cal and So Cal Virtual Great Strides experience. We’ve put together a virtual, half-day event with 8 different sessions you can join. Attend the sessions that interest you most or attend them all for the full experience – there’s something for each family and team member.
Register today to join us for our Great Strides car parade or to walk virtually. We look forward to safely bringing our community together and making CF stand for Cure Found.
We hope you’ll join us at Sacramento Great Strides!
Great Strides Important Details:
Sacramento Great Strides Car Parade
Date: May 15, 2021
Location: California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy- 3500 Reed Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Time: 10:00 AM
Please note: Once you register for Sacramento Great Strides, you will receive a RSVP form to fill out if you plan on participating in the car parade. There is a limited number of cars allowed. Your vehicle will not be allowed into the car parade unless the RSVP form is completed and you receive a confirmation email from CFF staff.
For your safety and the safety of all attendees, please:
• Stay in your car at all times.
• Do not tailgate or throw things between cars.
• Wear a seatbelt while your car is in motion and do not hang out of a sunroof.
• Obey all speed limits and traffic laws during the parade.
• Follow the Line Leader during the parade.
Nor Cal + So Cal: Curing CF Together Virtual Great Strides
This year, the Northern California, Orange County, and Los Angeles chapters are bringing you a unique, customizable Great Strides experience! We’ve put together a virtual, half-day event with 8 different sessions you can join. Attend the sessions that interest you most or attend them all for the full experience – there’s something for each family and team member! Check out the virtual event day agenda below and join us on Saturday, May 15, 2021!
How do I participate?
Register: Every participant planning to attend the Great Strides car parade (both drivers and passengers) or planning to participate virtually should register online for Sacramento Great Strides.
For those planning on attending the car parade, an RSVP form for each vehicle in attendance is required. Once you register online, CFF staff will send out an RSVP form to complete by Thursday, May 13th at 10 PM. You will receive an email confirmation from CFF staff once the form is completed and your spot is reserved. There is a limited number of cars allowed to attend the car parade, so we encourage you to register today!
We want to thank our generous national sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsors, Vertex, Genentech, and Gilead, and our bronze sponsor, Viatris. Thank you, American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.
Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you! They can drive a car in the car parade or participate virtually. Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world.
Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF mobile app, and Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.
Share your Journey. Wear your event shirt, team shirt, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel while you walk, run, or drive in the parade. Track your activity leading up to the event on the Fight CF mobile app so you and your team can participate together and with others across the country. Share how you’re participating by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and our local chapter (@CFFSacramento and @CFFNorthernCalifornia) on Facebook or on Instagram (@CFF_Sacramento and @CFF_NorCal). Also, remember to use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!
Celebrate! Decorate your car for our island getaway in advance, pack up the snacks, and join us for virtual festivities before and during the car parade.
Thank you Sponsors!