Thank you to all my friends and family who have continued to support the CF fight with us year after year and new team members. Most of you probably know that my Nephew, Austin, has Cystic Fibrosis. At the time of his diagnosis as a baby, I knew very little about this disease, let alone someone that had Cystic Fibrosis. I learned about the many symptoms Austin has; including chronic congestion, coughing, digestive issues, and infections. To help with the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, Austin had to endure numerous medications, nebulizer treatments, chest physical therapy, and hospital visits.
That first Great Strides walk I attended was in Annapolis, in 2001 and I’ve been walking ever since. Over the years, I’ve watched the team grow. I've also watched my nephew grow. He's in college now, still working hard every day to fight this disease. We’re a National Team and I started my own “Team Feets” in Hagerstown. I am thankful for my team, their generosity and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation made the difficult decision to not hold any in-person events between March 16 and May 10. This means that we won't be able to walk together on May 2nd at the Hagerstown Fairground Park. However, we can still support Cystic Fibrosis and the CF Community by fundraising and participating virtually on May 2nd by going for a walk in your neighborhood, bike riding, take a jog or maybe get your dance on with your family at home.
Even though we may not physically be together on event day, the goal remains unchaned; to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis does not receive any federal funding and is supported by individual and corporations across the country and it's because of your generosity that has gotten the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations as far as it is today. To learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it's mission and accomplishments, you can go to https://www.cff.org/
To participate, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining our Great Strides team and making a donation, you will be part of a tenacious and passionate group of people committed to ending this disease. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found!