I am so grateful that you have chosen to help Ethan, and other kids with CF, add tomorrows. Thank you so much for participating, either by walking with us, donating or fundraising your selves, every effort is appreciated more than I can express.
CF is such a horrible disease, as a parent it leaves me feeling helpless because there are days that I cannot make my child feel better. Knowing that this disease is progressive takes my breath away on a regular basis. We are so lucky that Ethan is "healthy" for a child with CF. We maintain his health by doing his treatments and medications, making sure he takes his enzymes when he eats, keeping all of his doctor appointments, and not exposing him to people with colds or other sickness. We enjoy everyday and try not to focus on the "what ifs".
In 2017, Ethan's Force was awarded the "Rookie Team of the Year" for our fundraising efforts at the Great Strides walk in Gainesville, FL. We raised over $1,100! In 2018, Ethan's Force participated in the Great Strides in St. Petersburg and Tampa and raised nearly $2,000!
PLEASE SHARE our team page, or join our team and fundraise under your own name. Force Wear Tampa will be sponsoring Ethan's Force again this year and will provide Tshirts for all members of our team. Contact Mike or Lucy to "order" your size for this years walk, or you can wear your Ethan's Force shirt from previous walks! If you raise a minimum of $100, you receive an OFFICIAL Great Strides CFF shirt, but you do not have to donate anything if you do not wish to.
Join our team and help add tomorrows!
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 walk for them. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.) NOTE: For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.
Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.