About Our Great Strides Walk

While the CF Foundation has suspended in-person events through the end of June, the cystic fibrosis community is finding new ways to come together. Please save the date for a national, virtual celebration of the CF Foundation’s 65th anniversary on Friday, June 5. Join thousands of others from the CF community on 65 Roses Day to celebrate 65 years of progress.

Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference for those with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure.

We are excited to celebrate with you in person at Great Strides on our new event date, October 17th.

Looking for something to do while you practice physical distancing? Here’s a few ways you can show your support and connect with your local community:
 
Participate Virtually. Create your own at-home event – go for a walk in your neighborhood, hop on your treadmill, or spin on your bike. Maybe even start a dance party with your family at home. We know this is a hard time for families across the U.S. and globe, but you can do something to help others while staying safe.

Recruit. You can recruit others to participate in a virtual event with you as a member of your team.

Fundraise. You can continue fundraising online by leveraging the tools in the Great Strides Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal.

Share your Strides Pride. Wear your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you’re participating by posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Thank you to our Sponsors!
We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan. We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission – Community Champion Sponsor: Fischetti Law Group, Super Striders Sponsor: Parent’s Choice Medical Daycare, Care and Share Sponsors: Children’s Medical Services Health Plan, and St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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The CF Foundation is going cashless! If you are planning on making a donation on the day of the walk, we encourage you to bring your checkbooks or credit cards and avoid cash.