DAYNA'S DREAM TEAM was started in 2006 by family and friends when Dayna Jenae Blackmon was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) shortly after birth. Since that time, we have raised thousands of dollars every year in the fight to find a cure. We have been recognized in the past as Team of the Year as well as Largest Registered Team for the Poughkeepsie Great Strides Walk. We also host several fund-raisers throughout the year, including our annual Benefit Monday at Mariner's Harbor event.
Dayna's Dream Team has expanded to a National Family Team. With Great Strides Walk Teams in Columbus, Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky, and Orlando, Florida, in addition to our Poughkeepsie, NY team.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We don't only walk for Dayna, we walk for them! Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the
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.