About Our Great Strides Walk

While the CF Foundation has suspended in-person events through the end of June, the cystic fibrosis community is finding new ways to come together. Please save the date for a national, virtual celebration of the CF Foundation’s 65th anniversary on Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m. ET. Join thousands of others from the CF community on 65 Roses Day to celebrate 65 years of progress. Click Here to REGISTER TODAY

Tune into our local WNY Chapter Facebook Page for our virtual WNY Together Pep Rally. Please let us know if you can attend. More information to come. We can’t wait to celebrate with you virtually on May 16, 2020 @ 10am.

Plus, our spring and summer Great Stride walks are merging this fall with Letchworth Great Strides for a newly expanded walk! THIS YEAR ONLY on Sunday, September 20, 2020.

Location Letchworth State Park, Mt. Morris Entrance. Start and finish from the North Highbanks Shelter near the pool - click here for the map.

Check in: 11 AM

Walk Starts: 12 PM

Registration is FREE, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Your support will help the CF Foundation pursue new therapies and provide vital support to meet the needs of our community.

We are committed to exploring all science that has real potential to deliver a cure and the funds raised at Great Strides will help us reach our goal.

We hope that you can join us, but if this new date/location does not work for you and your team, we would love to see you in person next year!

Thank you Sponsors!
We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan.  

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission:

  • WNY Presenting Sponsor - Team Mason/Phipps Family
  • Premier Sponsor - Geico
  • Community Champion – Sponsor - CARSTAR
  • Super Strider Sponsor - Ingram Micro

Looking for something to do while you practice physical distancing? Here’s a few ways you can show your support and connect with your local community –

Participate Virtually.  Create your own at-home event – go for a walk in your neighborhood, hop on your treadmill, or spin on your bike. Maybe even start a dance party with your family at home. We know this is a hard time for families across the U.S. and globe, but you can do something to help others while staying safe.

Recruit. You can recruit others to participate in a virtual event with you as a member of your team.  

Fundraise. You can continue fundraising online by leveraging the tools in the Great Strides Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. 

Share your Strides Pride.  Wear your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you’re participating by posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!