About Our Great Strides Walk

We can’t wait to bring the CF community together for Great Strides Durham!

Every 2021 CF Foundation event will feature several virtual components and experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. The CF Foundation will also host a very small number of in-person events that can safely be held outdoors. 

The opening ceremony for Great Strides Durham will be from 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. It will be on Facebook Live on the Central Eastern Carolinas Facebook Page.

At the end of the ceremony there will be a countdown and then we will all set out to take our real walk or run. During the day fun graphics and video clips will come out on social media to cheer everyone on. We would like people to post pictures on social media and tag the chapter or simply email to mdansky@cff.org so we can include them in a slide show combining everyone’s walk day experiences to share.

Great Strides Coming Through Arch

Register. Register and participate virtually in this year’s Great Strides event and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we won’t be together in person, we will be together in spirit, showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world.

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Share your Journey. Wear a Great Strides shirt, team shirt, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, while you walk in your neighborhood!  Track your activity on the mobile app so you and your team can walk together and with others across the country.  Share how you are striding by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate.  Join us for a virtual celebration! Contact Marla Dansky at mdansky@cff.org to learn more.

Event Details

Opening Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m on Facebook Live on the Central Eastern Carolinas Facebook Page

Thank you Sponsors

We want to thank our generous national sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsors, Vertex, Genentech, and Gilead, and our bronze sponsor, Viatris. Thank you, American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission. Premier Sponsor: Duke Hospital Auxiliary Care and Share Sponsors: Rho, Nestle Health Science, and Chiesi.

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Please note: In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards. Thank you for understanding.