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.
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.