About Our Virtual Great Strides Walk


Please participate in our Riders and Striders - 65 Roses Challenge!

This challenge is meant to bring families, friends, and communities together.  The CF Foundation has a National goal of raising $65Million dollars before the end of 2020.  The Central Ohio Chapter has signed up to do our part by raising $100,000 between the period of Aug 2nd and Oct 5th, 2020 between our Cycle for Life campaign and our Great Strides campaign.

Let’s get in motion to get after this goal.  If you’re a Strider, sign up now to walk 65 miles in 65 days.  You will do these challenges on your own, or with your small group of friends and family.  What’s really cool about this challenge, is you can invite friends and family from all over the world to participate with you!  When else can you stride or ride with family in California; or wherever your loved ones reside?

Did you know 65 miles would have you striding all the way to Hocking Hills?! Reach your weekly goals and earn a new badge for your walk website!

Register now as an individual or a team by clicking the button above.  Each individual that raises $650 in this 10-week period can earn an additional CFF 65 Roses Challenge t-shirt, lanyard, and pullover.  The dollars you fundraise during this time will also count toward your Great Strides goal.

How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually.  Register and participate virtually in the 65 Roses Challenge and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion. 

Take the Challenge. Across both of our local endurance events, CF Cycle for Life and Great Strides, we are asking you to help us reach our local 65 Roses Challenge goal by committing to raise $650 as an individual between August 2, 2020 and October 5, 2020.  Your commitment will help us attain our National goal of $65 million and our local goal of $100,000 by the end of 2020.

Join the 65 Roses Challenge by clicking here to complete our commitment form. 

Unable to commit to our 65 Roses Challenge?  Please consider donating or having a fundraising goal of $65 between August 2, 2020 and October 5, 2020!  Your contribution will go a long way in helping us reach our $100,000 goal.  We are stronger together!  When you reach your $65 fundraising or donation goal you will receive a CFF Buff!

*Any donations made prior to August 2, 2020 will not be included in your $650 commitment or $65 donation total.

Share your Journey.  Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you’re participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong! 

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event.  Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge. 

Additional Event Details:  Dates: Sunday, August 2nd – Monday, October 5th, Closing Ceremony: Time TBD – Monday, October 5th on Facebook Live Location: At Home (virtual event)

Thank you Sponsors! We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan.  We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission.

Questions?  Jennifer Hughes: jhughes@cff.org | (614) 890-6565