You may already know that my family has been directly impacted by the rare genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis. I would love for you to join our team and help us on our mission to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!
There have been so many amazing medications, therapies and treatments made available to those with a CF diagnosis. Although these are life changing opportunities, there is still no cure for this genetic disease. My family and I will not stop raising money and awareness in an effort to hopefully see a cure for CF happen within our lifetime.
Other advocates, caregivers and CF fighters have paved the way for this generation to take advantage of life changing medications. It's our turn to step in and continue the fight.
We need your help! Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the CF foundation so they can help us find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
If you or someone you know is looking for a charity or non-profit to donate to, here are a few ways you can help the CF Foundation this year....
1. Donate to our CF Great Strides Team (and write this one off on your taxes) http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/krausekrusaders
2. Use smile.amazon.com to make your normal amazon purchases. Same Amazon website, same products, same prices, just part of the proceeds are donated to a charity of your choice. Please consider choosing the CF Foundation!
3. Some companies will even donate funds to local charities and non-profits. If you work for a company, restaurant or business that does this, please consider sharing this post with them! I can connect you to the right people at the CF Foundation to make that happen.
I appreciate you and your support more than you will EVER know. I get emotional talking about this and honestly, every time I get an email telling me someone donated to our team my heart drops and I tear up (like I am right now writing this post). I love you all and thank you for supporting my family every year.
- The Krause Family
A little more about Cystic Fibrosis...
Our family has been directly impacted by this rare, genetic disease. We are committed to raising awareness and funds for the CF research teams in hopes to find a cure. I hope you'll join us!
Those who have been fighting CF long before us have helped to pave the start of something truly amazing. Current medications, therapies and research have brought amazing results to the CF community but we are NOT done yet. There is currently no cure for CF and we are joining the fight to hopefully see that change within our lifetime. Let's do this!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. WIll you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. We will not rest until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease.
- The Krause Family
Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF -- join our team today!
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should 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 only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.) NOTE: For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by 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.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, 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 well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.
Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.