Be a part of BECCA'S BRIGADE and help us add tomorrows!
As we always do, our family is supporting the annual Great Strides Walk. This is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fund-raising event, and we have been participating since Rebecca was two years old. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Great Strides Walk is not happening live this year. Instead, there will be a national virtual walk held on Friday, June 5th (more info to come). Thanks to the work of the CF Foundation, Rebecca is now almost 33 years old! We hope you will walk with us in spirit as part of BECCA'S BRIGADE!
For those of you who are financially able during this pandemic, please consider donating to our team to fight this nasty disease. No amount you donate is too small. Any contribution, whether it's $10 or $100, will be used to come up with new medications and ultimately a cure for CF. We are getting so close to a cure, and yet it's still out of our reach. Nearly 90 cents out of every dollar you contribute goes directly toward research and care that improves the quality of life for Rebecca and others with CF, and it's tax-deductible!
While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, including the release of the drug Trikafta this past year, your help is needed now, more than ever, to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. Too many young lives depend on this vital research to let it go unfunded! The future of their lives is in your hands.
How to make an easy and secure donation:
On the left side of this page, click the yellow “Donate To Rebecca” button. Your donation will automatically be credited to our team, Becca's Brigade.ONLINE:
BY CHECK: Make it out to the CF Foundation and either mail it to Gloria Friedman, 4065 Fragile Sail Way, Ellicott City, MD 21042 or hand it to one of us.
BY PHONE: Call the MD chapter of the CFF at 410-628-0795 or 800-731-2873 and ask to charge your donation by phone. Be sure to request that it be applied to Becca's Brigade.
If you’re up for it, it would also be incredible if you did some fundraising for Becca’s Brigade on your own! To do so, click on "Join Rebecca's Team" instead of “Donate To Rebecca.” There you will have the option to sign up as a walker, make a donation, and ask your friends and family to donate towards Becca’s Brigade.
Together, we can make a difference in Rebecca's life and the lives of all those with CF! Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $20,000, and we hope you'll join us for the virtual walk!
Click here to register for the virtual walk: https://on.cff.org/Together65
Thank you so very much. Your support means the world to us! - The Friedmans
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.