The Bahrijczuk's (otherwise known as the Gunky Gang) continue to support our annual fundraising to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We will not be walking in the Baltimore Great Strides due COVID-19. However we will be raising money to support continued research and hopefully a cure for CF. This is our 22nd year participating in raising money for Cystic Fibrosis research but it is our 26th year finding out what CF is with the birth of our first daughter, Jodi. Our Gunky Gang grew with the births of Jamie and Joshua, also having CF.
Jodi started her 4th year as a Special Education teacher. She completed her Master's program at Loyola in Educational Technology. We are very excited that she and Tyler will be able to celebrate their wedding in May.
Jamie graduated last May with a Bachelors of Science in Food Management from JWU. She lived in OC last summer and is now working as a manager at Chill Axes. I am enjoying Jamie living at home while saving money to move out on her own.
Joshua transferred to Salisbury University and is majoring in Communications with a minor in Film. He lived in Cape May, NJ working on the beach last summer. He continues to enjoy all of his outdoor activities of fishing, kayaking, frisbee golf, biking and surfing.
Real progress was made in October 2019 when the FDA approved Trikafta. Though it is not a cure, the kids lung function and absorption have improved greatly. I will not STOP STRIDING until all those with cystic fibrosis have a CURE. Will you join me? Please consider donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Please support US to make CF stand for Cure Found!
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.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.