Hey guys! Most of you reading this right now already know my little brother, Timothy, and know he has Cystic Fibrosis (CF). For those of you who are new, THANK YOU for taking the time to visit this page either to make a donation or to simply gain more information about CF! CF is a genetic disorder that inhibits my brother's ability to breathe and digest important nutrients he needs to thrive and grow. There are only approximatley 3,000 documented cases of CF in the US right now. Since so few people actually have this disease, the CF Foundation recieves ZERO federal funding for their life saving research. Due to the amazing work and research the CF Foundation does, the predicted median age of survival for CF has doubled in the past 30 years! The CF Foundation, with support from its partners like Vertex, have created some amazing drugs in the past few years that have changed my brother's life! Most recently, the FDA approved a drug called Trikafta that has drastically increased my brother's lung function!! The only reason this drug became a reality was because of donations from people just like you! If you know me, you know that I love my little brother with my whole heart. This is why I am so passionate about the CF Foundation and the Great Strides Fundraiser. The money raised goes directly to this life saving research that is keeping my baby brother alive. No donation amount is too small, I promise! If you would like more information about CF or the Foundation, please, feel free to reach out to me or anyone in my family!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting this page, just by reading this and becoming more educated about CF, you are making a difference!
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.