Cystic fibrosis affects over 30,000 Americans today. On Saturday 5/16 in we are walking in honor of miss Anastasia Rose! Ana is 2 years old & so full of life! She loves ballet, gymnastics, playing outside, horses, rainbow goldfish, all things girly, Disney, & her kitty Elsa.
Ana was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. CF has had a huge impact on our lives ever since. Ana takes 6 medications daily & uses a vest for chest physiotherapy to help keep her lungs clear, but she doesnt let any of this slow her down. She has had one serious hospital stay, but new medications have kept us mostly healthy and able to get over common illnesses quicky since! We are so grateful for the knowledge God has provided to make modern medicine possible. There is currently no cure for CF but new treatments are making the lives of those with cf longer & more fulfilling everyday!
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!
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.