About Our Great Strides Walk
For more than 30 years, Great Strides – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event – has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease that has robbed people of tomorrows, progressively limiting their ability to breathe and tragically shortening life.
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.
Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Your support will help the CF Foundation pursue new therapies and provide vital support to meet the needs of our community. We are committed to exploring all science that has real potential to deliver a cure and the funds raised at Great Strides will help us reach our goal.
Sign up to walk in Great Strides today. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found!
Bradley Wombles - Bradley's Battle Buddies
Bradley is an energetic, outgoing, full of life & personality (soon to be) 3 year old! Bradley loves spending time running around outside and playing with his brother and sister. When Bradley was 10 days old, we received a call from his pediatrician saying his newborn screening came back positive for cystic fibrosis! Two days later, we confirmed this diagnosis via a sweat test at Shands. Bradley has been lucky so far and been blessed with overall good health despite his CF diagnosis. Unfortunately, we know this will not always be the case. Bradley is also in the unlucky 10% of cystic fibrosis patients that do not currently have an effective modulator to help him better fight this disease due to his mutations.
Great strides is so important to us and gives us hope! We stride so that one day CF will stand for CURE FOUND so that Bradley and every person living with CF can live a long, fulfilling life without hours of treatments and lots of medications every single day.
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.