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
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.