Most of you have received many, many letters over the years from Lo and or the Detrich family regarding a request for your help in supporting Great Strides to cure cystic fibrosis. The letters started coming when Lo was in the 4th grade at Monte Cassino Elementary School. At that time, Lo had seen a brochure explaining how the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation envisioned the way to cure CF was to raise enough money to fund the scientific questions whose answers would help them understand the disease and figure out how to cure it. The vision was to recruit people who would ask others to sponsor their “steps” by funding CF research.
Lo raised hundreds of thousands of dollars because of generous people like you and she loved the Great Strides event. She spent many of her afternoons at the CF office calling to ask for donations, writing letters, planning speaking engagements and holding Great Strides committee meetings with her friends. She was a great volunteer and she is so deeply missed.
This year, I am walking for Lo and I hope you will support my team, “In Memory of Lo”. Lo was the reason I became involved with CF 26 years ago and why I have been with the Foundation for 25 of those years. I want to be part of finding a cure for the many CF patients and for Lo’s memory.
The Foundation receives no federal funding, and cystic fibrosis is an orphan – or rare – disease, so the Foundation depends on the generosity of individual donors and corporations to supports its lifesaving mission.
Please support Great Strides In Memory of Lo and help us find a cure.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated July 5th, 2023
The CF Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals attending Foundation events. Individuals attending CF Foundation events must abide by the Foundation's Event Attendance Policy www.cff.org/attendancepolicy, which includes guidance for event attendees living with cystic fibrosis.