Our family member Hudson Collin Boyd battled Cystic Fibrosis for over 22 years. He was very private about his disease and did not want to be treated any differently. He had to take special medications and travel to Chapel Hill frequently for checkups throughout his entire life.
When he was 23, his health declined and at one point he had to stay in the CF unit at UNC. While in the hospital, Hudson had a meeting with Jesus and his life changed; for the first time he made peace with this disease. He pushed himself every day to get up and do anything, and his faith helped him to be a true witness to everyone. Hudson loved to fish, snow ski, play golf, and his favorite hobby was deer hunting. This is why we have chosen our team name to be “Hunting For A Cure” in memory of him. Our Fearless Warrior donated his body to the UNC team for Cystic Fibrosis research, and we were so proud of his decision. Our family will walk this year for our angel, Hudson, as well as the 30,000 other Americans who struggle every day just to breathe. I hope you will support us in our efforts.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. By walking, we are helping to add tomorrows to the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis. Please support us to reach our fundraising goal by making a donation to our Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will support life-saving research and medical progress and it is 100-percent tax deductible. Search your heart and please make the decision to help us in this journey to find a cure through research and drug development. You will be glad you did.
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.