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.
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.