About Our Virtual Great Strides Walk

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How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually. Register and participate virtually in the 65 Roses Challenge, and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge. Beginning August 2nd and ending October 5th, we are challenging our community to Stride Across Tennessee! Together we will virtually stride from walk site to walk site, “visiting” all six chapter Great Strides Walk sites – totaling more than 450 miles! Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all walk together, even though this year we will have to be apart.

Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you’re participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event. Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

Additional Event Details:

Dates: Sunday, August 2nd – Monday, October 5th

Kick-Off: Sunday August 2nd on Facebook Live during the TN CFF Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Challenge your physical skills and your fundraising prowess by participating in our Stride across Tennessee 65 Roses Challenge! We may be apart, but we can still be together virtually as we stride across Tennessee, raising funds and awareness for CF, all while celebrating our 65th anniversary and the progress we continue to make towards our mission.

Thank you Sponsors! We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan. We also want to thank our local sponsor who continue to help advance our mission – Redstone Federal Credit Union.  

Now you have an opportunity to DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!  The Tennessee chapters are excited to announce an anonymous donor has agreed to offer a $650,000 matching gift campaign. Starting June 15 running through December 28, or when the match is met whichever comes first, the generous donor will match all donations made to any of the Tennessee Chapters’ campaigns, dollar for dollar, up to $650,000! Donations received in excess of the match will be used to support the mission of the Foundation.  Help us travel this road to $650,000 for 65 Roses!

Questions?
Rain Fisher: afisher@cff.org | (615) 255-1167