Welcome to our team fundraising page supporting Cole's Champions!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis (CF). They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who can struggle every day just to breathe. One of these children is our 18 year old son Cole and we are asking for your help today to aid us in our fight against CF and bring a cure to everyone with this disease.
Cole was diagnosed with CF when he was only 1 month old. It's been a long and sometimes very difficult journey, but because of organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation we now have an incredible amount of hope for Cole and all those living with CF. More importantly, the research that they have helped to fund has led to a number of advances that are extending the lives of those living with CF while we continue striding towards a cure...today, we're asking you to help us continue this fight.
Will you join us? If you'd like to support our team you can walk with us on May 15 and/or make a donation here and share this page with your friends and families to help us spread the word.
By supporting us, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for CF. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
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.