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.
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.