Who Is Atticus? He's the strongest, most beautiful, ornery little Warrior we are blessed to know and love! Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 3 months old, Atticus is now 3 years old, and we are exceptionally grateful to be able to say he is a bright, happy and healthy toddler! He loves reading and cars, Lightning McQueen, Elmo, the moon, and farm animals! He has a blast taking baths, and getting into everything! Atticus' nickname is "El Gavilan" (The Hawk). Some of his favorite stories are "Two Crazy Pigs," and "Buenas Noches, Luna." To put it simply, Atticus is Amazing!
Who are we? We are the family and friends fighting to give Atticus, and all people faced with Cystic Fibrosis, every tomorrow they deserve! We are Atticus' Annihilators! We will walk, we will donate, we will educate, we will advocate, and we will fight until a CURE is found! Our Slogan:
ALL FIGHT. NO FEAR. DESTROY CF!
What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis is a rare genetic disease that affects roughly 30,000 people in the United States, and about 100,000 people wordlwide. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Cystic Fibrosis is progressive, and causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. It is a disease that shortens lives, and has already taken too many from the people they love. CF currently has no cure.
What Can You Do to Help? So much!
Join us as one of Atticus' Annihilators to walk with us in person, or virtually, at the Wake County Great Strides Walk at the Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh on May, 16, 2020! Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's (CFF) largest and most successful fundraising event. You can set your own fundraising goal, and enjoy a family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for Atticus and all people with CF and their families! Click "Join our Team" to register!
Support any one of our Annihilators by donating to their fundraising campaign! Your gift is 100% tax deductible, and at least 90% funds research, CF care, and education programs. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS. Your generous donations will help give CF patients, including Atticus, the breakthroughs needed to live long, abundant lives and to DESTROY CF! Donate your time, talent, product, or space...anything you can offer...toward our fundraising efforts! We will find a way for it to support Cystic Fibrosis!! Please feel free to call, text, or e-mail us!
Check out our website at: https://teriham.wixsite.com/atticusannihilators
Share our Mission! Invite people you know to learn about Cystic Fibrosis, join the fight for research, treatment and a CURE, and follow Atticus' journey! Share this website, and "Like and Share" Atticus' Annihilators Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Atticus-Annihilators-Cystic-Fibrosis-Awareness-Team-144795056232689/
Good Energy and Prayers are ALWAYS appreciated!
Real progress has been for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease.
By becoming one of Atticus' Annihilators, in any form you can, you're helping in a very real way to add tomorrows to the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
Will you Join Us? Let's Annihilate CF! For Atticus!
Warmest Regards and Love,
Atticus, Teri and Agustin Armendarez, Cory Walker and Ashley Laviner, and Jazmin Aguilar
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.