Our team is driven by a dream that one day, every person with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long, healthy life. You can help us reach that goal!
Our Great Strides Story
The people who walk with us, walk in support of my daughter Maison. She is my first daughter and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis via genetic testing when I was 14 weeks pregnant. The fear that shook our family at its beginning can not be put into words. But we knew she was meant to be here and we weren’t wrong. We have worked so hard to keep Maison healthy and decided to keep her illness under wraps and on a “need to know” basis. Until she was hospitalized, Maison did not really think she was different from anyone else and never questioned it. But once she went to the hospital, she told me she just wants to be like the other kids that don’t have to do vest. My heart was literally torn. I asked her if she wanted to meet other kids that have to do what she has to do and she said yes. Immediately my desire to keep this all “under cover” was eliminated. All I want for her is a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. This is my way to get out there and help Maison to see that she is not alone in her disease or in her fight. Because I will fight as long, as hard and as strong as the mafia to do anything and everything to see her not only outlive me, but thrive while doing it. I hope to see a cure for my baby in this lifetime and the only way I know how to contribute at this time is by doing this and by donating.
Join our team to help make a difference in the lives of all people living with CF. To become a member, click the "Join this team" button. From there, you can donate and start fundraising.
As a member of our team, you are joining a growing community of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated July 5th, 2023
The CF Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals attending Foundation events. Individuals attending CF Foundation events must abide by the Foundation's Event Attendance Policy www.cff.org/attendancepolicy, which includes guidance for event attendees living with cystic fibrosis.