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 pandemic, and like last year, the Great Strides Walk is not happening live this year. Instead, there will be a virtual event on Thursday, May 20th. Thanks to the work of the CF Foundation, Rebecca is now almost 34 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 in 2019, 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:
ONLINE: 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.
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!
Thank you so very much. Your support means the world to us! - The Friedmans
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.