Can you believe it? Lauren turns 8 this year, and this will be our 8th year raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. From Great Strides alone (thanks to people like you), our family has raised over $60,000 to find a cure for Lauren and others with cystic fibrosis.
Lauren is a typical happy seven year old. Lauren is in the second grade. She loves to sing and dance and play with her older sister, Alli. This year, she is trying out tumbling! Her favorite things are basically any girly toy. To look at her, you'd never know that Lauren has an incureable, life shortening disease. Lauren has cystic fibrosis, but cystic fibrosis isn't what makes up Lauren. It's just a part of her like her bubbly laugh, her crystal blue eyes, or her laid back personality. It's true that she takes a lot of medications to keep her healthy. It's also true she has to do breathing treatments at least twice a day along with her vest therapy, but we're hoping and praying that before Lauren realizes she's a little different than other kids, we'll have a cure in hand.
Currently, the median survival of people with cystic fibrosis has come up dramatically to 41 years old. That's not good enough considering it's double that in "normal" folks--we want Lauren to have every chance for a full healthy life.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of our sweet Lauren and others with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease, although we know her cure is just around the corner. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to Lauren and other people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? You can support us by walking with us or making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Last year, our Great Strides team, Lauren's Loafers raised over $8,000 to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's mission of finding a cure. This year, we're hoping for even more!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support Lauren!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to Lauren and the 30,000 other people in the US with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
We can't thank you enough for all of your prayers and support!