It has been an amazing year for the CF community, but there is still a lot of work to be done!! That's why we are beyond excited to join all of you and the CF Foundation as we raise awareness and funding that will allow researchers to find a cure for this awful disease!
Who are we?
We are the Falcone Four and our family has lived with CF for the last 35 years as 4 out of 6 children in the Falcone family are affected daily by CF. Our younger brother, Nicholas lost his battle with CF July 2015. This year we are racing and fundraising for the 3 remaining Falcones and all other CF patients around the world!
What is Cystic Fibrosis (CF)?
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disorder that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucous that leads to major damage to organs in the body. CF mainly affects the lungs and digestive system, but many have issues with even more systems depending on genetics and the severity of disease. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis in the United States. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe.
We walk for them. Will you join us?
How can we join?
All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you will register yourself, friends and family members! The more the Merrier! Then you can make a donation and start your fundraising!!
By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure Today!!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly walk along the Lake front in Milwaukee. Come our and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fun activities!
We have 2 goals this year and we'd love your help meeting them.
1. we want the biggest team! So convince your family, friends and coworkers to join us!
2. we want to raise more money than ever! So let's getting sharing this message virtually or in real life!
Thank you all! The Falcone Four
Please contact Samantha if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.