Join our team and help us get one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis - a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe.
With supporters like you by our side, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues to lead the way in the fight against CF, fueling extraordinary medical and scientific progress. The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Despite this progress, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies either because their disease is too advanced or because their specific genetic mutations will not respond. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day in the face of this devasting disease.
We walk in Great Strides for them.
Will you join us?
Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF.
To participate, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining our Great Strides team and making a donation, you will be part of a tenacious and passionate group of people committed to ending this disease. Together, let's make CF stand for Cure Found!
Layne's Story: Layne is a happy, spunky 2 year old. He was born with a rare genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis. He has two copies of the delta f508 mutation, the most common mutation. He was born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation with a complication called meconium ileus, a common complication of CF which resulted in 2 surgeries and a 58 day NICU stay. Over 2 years later, he has overcome those specific odds but has a long road ahead of him. He will always have to do treatments for his lungs and take pancreatic enzymes for his pancreatic insufficiency. In spite of his constant battle, he is so happy and gives his family so much joy. His smile lights up a room. Please donate to the CF Foundation so they may continue to come out with life changing drugs and maybe one day find a cure for this awful disease.
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.