There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them. Will you join me and support my fundraising goal?
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do. I will not stop striding until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. We will not leave anyone behind.
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We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. With your help, we can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal! “CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE : CREATE YOUR LIFE” Brianna Oas Strand
From Great Strides to Great Rides Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser - Team BriLievers is hard at work.
How we fight the disease may look different in 2021 but the disease is still the same - people live with it and die from it. This disease does not define them but it does affect them.
Cystic Fibrosis is my name. Innocent children are my game. Wanna know what I can do? Let me come and live in you. My mama told me to choose the very best one and I choose YOU!
Maybe a little dark but a very poignant poem I wrote a number of years ago. You know, there are so very many non profits to support. I know that. But I am asking if you would consider supporting Val and I, registered under Team BriLievers. Only if you feel lead, no weirdness at all if you are unable. I will tell you that for every dollar raised we are so thankful and we do not take it for granted. BriLievers is the Team name developed by close friends of Bri’s while she was still with us. We have kept that team going each year.
Brianna Oas Strand was born with this disease in 1988, diagnosed in 1991, featured in Time Magazine at age 3 with the renowned Dr. Bonnie Ramsey and we never looked back. We sought out the CF Foundation (CFF) and have partnered with them ever since. Brianna graduated to heaven in May of 2017, 4 days before her 29th birthday. Her last four days with the family, friends, co-workers were a blessing. We had great closure. Down to 82 # she was ready to cross over Jordan and be with Jesus and the Saints. But we miss her like crazy. She wanted us to keep the Walk going for all the other young people fighting this disease, and we have. There was a lot of talk about whether we could continue on or not though. It is harder than you might think when the person you have worked so hard for, for such a long time, is suddenly gone. But with so many others fighting for their lives, we just knew we couldn’t stop. We have Faith.
In 2019 we held our 28th Walk in 29 years. I took one year off somewhere in the 90s. In 2020 we were restricted so I did a FaceBook drive and we brought in over $5,000. This year, our 30th year of fundraising, we are holding a Great Drive, on June 5th. It is a drive in movie raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). It will be held at Hill World Wide Moving Svcs large parking lot, just North of Poulsbo off of Hwy 3. You can register for that if you wish to raise funds and attend, more info about that will be on my FB page or you can text me at 360.340.2254 for more info. However, this link is for those who would like to support us in our Team BriLievers endeavor.
Valerie and I are starting to raise funds now so that when we arrive on June 5th it will be a banner evening. It is a prepay event meaning that the funds raised for this event, for the most part, will be raised prior to the Great Drive. Online giving has become the norm. Lord Jesus, we pray you will bless this effort as we try our best to help those in need, through your love and grace. Amen.