Katie's Crusaders is getting ready to walk for the 13th 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 14 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!
This year, the virtual walk will be held on Saturday, May 2nd on facebook at 10 AM. 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!
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.