Now more than ever we know the value of each and every healthy breath that we take thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On behalf of Reece's Monkeys and the CF community, I'd like to thank you for your support and contribution during this unprecedented time.
Due to the threat of COVID-19, the foundation's biggest live fundraising event is going to look a little different this year.
On the weekend of May 15th 2021, Reece’s Monkeys team members will don their team apparel and participate in a virtual team event, taking care to walk in safe locations while social distancing and implementing all necessary safety protocols. Watch for their photos on Facebook!
Be safe and be well.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe.
Recent newsworthy advancements in CF research have proven that every dollar donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is used wisely and brings us better treatments and closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Reece's Monkeys Fundraising Efforts
WALKS: In 2008, family and friends of Reece participated in their first Great Strides event to show their support and raise donations for the CFF. The following year a team name was chosen and members started walking each spring as "Reece's Monkeys" (monkey shirts have been spotted in Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri, Washington, and China). Since 2008, supporters of Reece's Monkeys have donated $62,402 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation via Great Strides events!
GOLF: In August of 2020, the first annual Drew Veeneman Memorial Golf Outing was held in Coopersville MI; organized by Drew's family and friends. Drew was Reece's uncle and Godfather and, as a result, a long time supporter of the CFF. Not only was a great time had by all at the golf outing but the inaugural event successfully raised $8385 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Special thanks to the organizers (Nate, Patrick, Blair, Kevin, and Jeremy) and contributors.
Thank you for supporting Reece's Monkeys and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Because of you, we are confident that CF will soon stand for Cure Found!
"Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional." ~Unknown
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.