It's that time of year again! Every year Team Shamrock walks in the Moonlight Beach Great Strides walk to raise funds to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with CF at the age of five. My brother Danny was diagnosed shortly after when he was three. Danny and our family have always walked with Great Strides to raise money. Since my brothers passing in 2006, we have been walking in memory of him with Team Shamrock. The funds raised through Great Strides go toward medical advancements, new medications and treatments for those of us with CF as well as toward finding a cure for CF so that people like myself can have a better chance at being around for much longer.
I hope many of you, my friends and family will be able to come out and walk with us this year at Moonlight Beach. If you can, please register as a team member and set a fundraising goal.
Thank you friends and family for reading this and for considering donating or walking with us. I appreciate all of you.
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.