Join Barrett's Buddies and help add tomorrows to his life!
Welcome to Barrett's Buddies! We've been doing Great Strides for eleven years now as part of our commitment to helping our firstborn son, Barrett, live the best life he can with Cystic Fibrosis. He's been able to maintain a healthy BMI this year and has grown 2.5 more inches. He's almost 90 pounds! Despite the bizarre year of Covid-19 changes and restrictions, Bear has remained healthy. I switched back to home schooling this year as a preventative measure. Though many days I'm sure I'm going to lose my mind, it's been an unexpected pleasure to spend so much time together as a family. Only I (Jen) got Covid, and spent the better part of two weeks hiding in the guest bedroom or our walk in closet to avoid infecting anyone else. It worked! I am so grateful to God for keeping everyone else healthy!
This year, I'll be organizing several small group, outdoor activities to promote awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and help fund vital research towards a cure for this life threatening condition. Please join us either virtually or in person as we strive, as always, to make CF stand for Cure Found. Thank you for your generous support!
With Love and Gratitude,
Jennifer DuBos, Barrett's Buddies Team Leader
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for our nine year old son Barrett. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. We will not rest until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. Together, we can conquer this disease and give Barrett and others like him hope for a long, healthy life!
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.