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.

Plus, save the date and join us for a Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Virtual Community Pep Rally – May 14, 2020 at 6pm. We have an exciting local virtual event planned, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

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 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.  

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Bradley Wombles 2.jpgLocal Ambassador

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.

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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.