Hey everybody! It's me again. I can't believe we've already had 4 months of 2019, but here we are! Once again, it is time to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful event, the “GREAT STRIDES” walk! Most of you know that our Tucker was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. He is now a thriving (almost)11 YEAR OLD. Yes, that's right, Tucker is turning 11 this May and is a thriving CF survivor. All due to the research and therapies that the CF Foundation has provided. And all because of YOU! Our faithful contributors that have stuck with us year after year in hopes to cure this progressive disease.
Most of you know Tucker’s story. And most of you know that he is a very rambunctious little boy who seems to live a normal life. But, what you don't know is the amount of care (and medicine) that it takes to keep him healthy. It's endless. But there is hope! Through the research and care supported by the CF Foundation, a new drug has been created that actually treats the underlying cause of CF. It goes straight to the cell where the defect lies. THIS IS HUGE NEWS! Until today, we have only been able to treat Tucker's symptoms of CF! But, as of today, the process has started to get Tucker on this new treatment. So stay tuned! I can't wait to let you know how this amazing drug is helping Tucker (we're sending up lots of prayers)! Now, even though this is going to be a game changer in the health of Tucker and others with CF, it is still not a cure. That's why your help is needed now more than ever to ensure that a cure is found and other effective drugs are created. Making a generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support drug development, research, care, and education.
Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the "Click to Donate" button on this page to make a donation that will be credited to Tucker's team. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!
Together, we can make a difference in Tucker's life and others who live with CF! Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and GREAT STRIDES!friends and family! Well, here we are again, another year has passed.
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.