My precious little niece, Breelyn, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis within her first week of life. It entirely changed the way life was for my entire family. It changed the way we view and value life, and even more so changed the daily routine for her mom, dad, and older sister. Their days are filled with breathing treatments, enzymes, giggles, and grins. Breelyn is a beautiful, bright, and sassy three- year old who has never known anything different. There are thousands of Americans of all ages living with cystic fibrosis that we all, unknowingly, come into contact with on a daily basis.
Although medications and treatments keep her on the move, there is still no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping to add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis.
Please join my efforts to find a cure for Breelyn and the thousands of others affected by CF. Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families. Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
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.