I am excited to share that this year Colleen's Crew will be participating in the Baltimore Great Strides walk at Ravens Stadium on Thursday, May 14th, along with our usual Frederick walk and again in Greensboro, NC as well. As I completed my time at Elon University last spring, I reflected on my experiences there and feel especially grateful for the people that supported me and this cause. Having the chance to share with my newfound support system a cause very near and dear to my heart was so special. To my friends and teammates at Elon who decided amongst themselves to continue the local Great Strides walk, thank you and know how grateful I am for you!
This fall I started graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, so I am looking forward to joining another new walk with my friends and family in this area. If you would like to join us and help get us one step closer to a cure for CF, register here!
To read my story you can click on my participant area on this page.
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.