Approximately 30,000 Americans are living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day to breathe. We walk for them.
Choate Construction Company’s core value stewardship runs deep within the veins our employee-owners, as we strive to make a difference in the community around us. Choate has supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) since 1989, for as long as the company has been in existence.
Our Raleigh office itself has a unique tie to CF research. Inside Marsico Hall, built by Choate at UNC-Chapel Hill is the UNC Cystic Fibrosis Center where doctors and scientists alike, research treatments and a cure for CF. Over the years, our employees have planned, participated in, and supported many events and fundraisers helping to raise more than $3 million for CFF.
Our team is excited to come together for the 2019 Great Strides 5k Walk, as we race to find a cure. Will you join us?Join our team and help add tomorrows!
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.