Our sweet George was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis two weeks after he was born. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic life threatening illness that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. There is no cure for this devastating disease.
George is now 6 years old and bravely fights CF thanks to medications, breathing treatments, and our pulmonary care team.
We are grateful for all the medications and treatments because we know they literally sustain George’s life, allowing him to absorb nutrients in his food, thin mucus in his lungs, and fight harmful infections. Donations to the CF Foundation made medications like this possible... and your continued support will advance the science that will one day lead to a cure.
Over the past 6 years, Team Super George has raised over $240,000 for the CF Foundation, and we are forever grateful for the family and friends who have joined our quest for a cure. We hope that you will stay in the fight with us until CF does indeed stand for Cure Found.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To help minimize the risk of COVID-19, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should 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 only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by 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.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Please be advised certain localities and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you are feeling ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.