In 2010 our daugher Lilly was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Like any concerned parents, we were worried and scared about what the illness was and how we could help her. Our family found a great amount of support and information once we contacted our local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They provided us with a great network of doctors and medical facilities as well as information on how to manage her illness.
Currently, there are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them and hope you will support us in our efforts.
While the current average life span has surpassed 36, real progress has been made in the search for a cure. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, we are helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis.
Will you join us? Support us by making a donation or walking with us at our Great Strides Walk / Fundraising campaign today! Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please forward this message to help us continue to spread awareness!
Thanks for all your support!
The Knowles Family (Jason, Wynnter, Lilly, Mia, Evan, Owen, and Pacha)
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.