YES, PLEASE DONATE HERE FOR 2021! WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR 2021 ON THIS PAGE. For more information, find The Garberg Force on Facebook, IG and Twitter.
Sadly, we will not be walking this year...but we are definitely still having our annual fundraiser for CFF in an effort to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Your continued donations are greatly appreciated!
Unfortunately, there are not any local CFF Northern Orange County events this year, and our feedback from team members is the HB event, although fun, is just a tad far.
But it is that time of year when we humbly come to our friends, family and community and ask that you consider contributing to our cause. As most of you know, our two youngest sons were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2006. Since then, we have been blessed with their good health, however, it's taken some hard work, determination and a lot of prayers. Our boys deal with breathing treatments and physical therapy around two hours a day, when they are healthy. When they start to get ill, it can mean up to four hours a day. And they are the lucky ones. Unfortunately, this disease is progressive. Luke and Joshua's health will decline as they get older - unless there is a cure.
We are so incredibly grateful to our team members and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orange County Chapter that have together been instrumental in helping Trikafta be made possible to our boys - the first drug to actually address this disease. Hopefully, it will help to slow down this disease, but there's more work to do, more drugs in the pipeline to fund. Our family has been so incredibly blessed with your support along the way, we hate to keep continuing to ask - but the cure isn't here yet. Please consider helping the foundation help patients like our sons - and especially those that are even in greater need. With all of our love and thanks, The Garberg Family xoxoxo
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.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.