Hi friends! If you're reading this you know my family has been directly impacted by the rare genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis. Even though we keep the details private, we are LOUD when it comes to raising awareness and raising money for the continued research of medications that are making such a great impact on those fighting CF. 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 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
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!
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.