I can't belive that this year will be our this is our 11th year anniversary participating in the Sacramento Great Strides Walk. Thank you to everyone who has supported Tony's Troops through the years.
A litte background for those who do not know OUR story. Tony's Troops was formed in Honor of our Son Tony, who was diagnosed with CF at 2 weeks old. My husband and I had not idea what CF even was, needless to say, we were scared, confused, mad... our life was turned up side down. Very quickly we had to learn about Cystic Fibrosis, what it meant for our Son, what it meant for our family! Thank God we were introdused to his CF Care Team very early on (he was 1 month when we met them). They have treated us like family since day one, and the love and care they have showed Tony has been amazing!
We always knew that we wanted to do more, learn more, provide more, not just for our son, but everyone else affected by CF. A year after Tony was born, we learned about the Great Strides Walk, and we knew we wanted to join and participate. We did our first walk in 2010, we've been recognized for havign the biggest group, I believe our record was 88 walkers one year. In these last 10 years we have raised closed to $30,000 for the CF Foundation. All proceeeds go to finding a cure for CF, and in the time that we have been walking the medicine advances have been short from a miracle for all of CFers including lil Tony who has benefited from each new medicine that has been introduce, so thank you for your support and for your contribution, it has changed our lifes and many others with CF.
This year our TEAM Goal is $5000, I know we can do it.
If you cannot walk with us you can help in many other ways:
* Be a Cyber Walker and fundraise without having to come to the walk
* Make a donation directly to the Tony's Troops Fundraising page
* Volunteer the day of the event
* Head a fundriaser of you choice for Tony's Troops.
thank you so much for your continued support and love for our family and specailly our Son Tony!!
The Guzman Family- Tony (dad), Liz (mom), Lexy (sister) and Lil Tony (Troop Commander).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.