Katie's Crusaders is getting ready to walk for the 15th time in the annual Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk! My family, friends, and I invite you to join our team and walk with us to raise money for CF Research.
My wonderful & extraordinary mother, Ann, passed away from Cystic Fibrosis in 2009 after 7 months in the hospital. She went to heaven the morning after my 7th birthday. Together, we started the Katie’s Crusaders CF team in 2007 when I, Katie, was 5.
Like my mom, my uncle Tommy unfortunately also has CF. While he’s thankfully doing well, additional research is definitely needed to ensure that Tom has a more normal life span, so that his 16 year old daughter won’t also lose a parent prematurely.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is sponsoring research that has great potential for Tom and the 70,000 other people born with this awful disease. We need your help to cure them.
With help from our dear friends, our team has been very fortunate, raising money for research used to find a cure for CF. Over the past several years, we have been the state’s top fundraising team!
If walking isn’t your thing or you are unable to attend, you can also support our team members with your pledges to help the CF Foundation find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. To register for our walk or make a pledge, click on either the "Join Our Team" button or the "Donate To a Team Member" button above.
Thank you for uniting with us in our fight for our loved ones lives. We look forward to crusading with you!
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
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 help minimize the risk of COVID-19, 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.)
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.
Please be advised certain localities and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
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 are feeling ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.