Katie's Crusaders is getting ready to walk for the 14th 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!
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.
The walk will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park (Map). Check-in starts at 8:00 AM and the walk begins at 9:00 AM. From 10 AM on there will be a Celebration and Awards.
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:
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.