Lauren was born and raised in Denver, CO and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth in January of 2000. She has spent her life educating others about CF and is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in geography from the University of Colorado Denver.
About the t-shirt: marigolds are one of Lauren’s favorite flowers as they remind her of her faith as well as sunlight. Roses are often a symbol of CF, as “65 roses” is used as an alternate name for the disease, since Cystic Fibrosis is difficult for children to pronounce.
From CFF: There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them. Will you join me and support my fundraising goal?
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do. I will not stop striding until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. We will not leave anyone behind.
Please support me!
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. With your help, we can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal!