My family, friends and I are walking on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. My Great Strides team, The Blue Crew, is taking part in the Great Strides Walk at Tyler Park in September.
The photo on this page is of my mom and her friends when they started the Blue Crew in 1986 when I was only 6 years old. I am now 34 and continue the tradition of working for a cure. I am passionate about the cause, and passionate about living a long, full life.
This year, 2015, The Blue Crew will be hosting a few paint night fundraisers to help raise money for our team. These are a great way to get out, have fun and raise money for a great cause!!! All proceeds from these events will go to the Blue Crew fundraising page. Help us help CFers everywhere!!!
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Right now there is no cure for cystic fibrosis. You can help combat cystic fibrosis by getting involved and making a donation to support the cause of finding the cure for this disease. Great Strides is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser which brings in over $40 million each year for research. Great Strides has become successful because of the public reception and the generous contributions that businesses have provided as event sponsors and donors. Your commitment and support does make a difference in the lives of all cystic fibrosis patients and would play a major role in the research process.
By becoming a member of our team and or 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.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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.