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 missing 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!
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.