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Join our team to help make a difference in the lives of all people living with CF. To become a member, click the "Join this team" button. From there, you can donate and start fundraising.
As a member of our team, you are joining a growing community of people committed to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found!
Please visit simply65roses.com to order your team gear! 50% of items sold under our "Great Strides" collection will be donated to our fundraising efforts on this page to help reach our overall goal!
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that affects primarily the lungs, but also other organs such as the pancreas and liver. Due to a protein malfunctions, people with CF produce thick, sticky mucus that can build up in the lungs like cement. With the inability to excrete it properly, this leads to infections and inflammation, causing scarring on the lungs. There are approximately 70,000 people worldwide and nearly 40,000 people across the United States living with Cystic Fibrosis. Over the last few years, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation had made HUGE strides with research to provide treatments that improve the lives of those living with CF.
Raising awareness is very important to me and that is why we have started the Great Strides team Simply 65 Roses! Formerly known as Lungs N Katie's Roses.
We decided to change the team name this year to make our fundraising efforts more cohesive with our other fundraisers and donations that take place throughout the year through our small business - Simply 65 Roses. You can check us out on Facebook, Instagram or by visiting our website at simply65roses.com
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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:
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