Our team is driven by a dream that one day, every person with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long, healthy life. You can help us reach that goal!
Our Great Strides Story
Our founder, KC Cook, was diagnosed at just one year old with Cystic Fibrosis. At 31 years old and 40% Lung Function, he has made it his mission to live each day to the fullest, and take no breath for granted.
As a race car driver, coach, and mentor- he has adopted the philosophy to “live fast”; a phrase that represents not only his passion for motorsports, but his dedication to making the most out of life
Of all the ways to spend his time, why “The Boost Foundation?”
The Boost Foundation is “driven” to make a positive impact for those living with this terminal condition through education to the public, providing once in a lifetime motorsport experiences to those with CF, and giving a face to this profoundly complex disease.
When coming up with the name, we needed something that tied both motorsports and cystic fibrosis together. At first, this seemed like an impossible task. Then, it clicked.
Boost: /boost/ verb to intensify the speed or power of a vehicle by increasing oxygen flow to engine.
If anyone knows cars, they know how a turbo-charger works… forced air induction to create more horse-power, or “Boost”. Insert the “aha” moment where we realized how similar this principle is to anyone living with CF. We need that air induction to keep us moving as best as we can, and are always looking to strengthen and increase our supply. If you take a look at our logo, one would say the “B” is oddly shaped. You are right. That is because it is actually a turbo, the element that is responsible for creating boost. Now here we are, tying motorsports and cystic fibrosis together in the most unexpected, relatable way - “The Boost Foundation”.
Join The Boost Foundation Great Strides team to help make a difference in the lives of all people living with CF. To become a member, click the "Join this team" button. From there, you can donate and start fundraising.
As a member of our team, you are joining a growing community of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found.
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.