Join the A-Team and help us get one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis!
Why I Walk: Avis Powell, my mom, fought cystic fibrosis (“CF”) for 31 years. For a first hand account of Avis’ journey, view my Aunt Wendy’s, The A-Team Founder, blog - https://quesinberry.com/cystic-fibrosis-foundation-stair-climb-climb/
What Is CF: Scientific explanation - mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (“CFTR") gene cause the CFTR protein to become dysfunctional. Then the protein is not working correctly, it’s unable to move chloride to the cell surface. Without the chloride to attract water to the cell surface, the mucus in various organs becomes thick and salty. Layman explanation - a disease that causes your mucus in various organs to resemble cement.
What is Great Strides: Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF.
How To Participate: click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
Will you join me? By joining my Great Strides team and making a donation, you will be part of a tenacious and passionate group of people committed to ending this disease. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found!