On August 9th, my cousin Joshua Morgan was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Throughout his entire life, he battled various complications that come with the disease. He constantly had some kind of infection in his lungs, issues digesting and absorbing nutrition from food, and struggles to grow and maintain weight throughout his childhood. In 2012, we participated in Great Strides to help the cause. Little did we know, 2 days later Josh would take his last breaths and lose his long fought battle with Cystic Fibrosis. This fundraiser is so important to me because I don't want any other families to endure the loss of a loved one. In the last 6 years alone there have been 4 medications that address the underlying genetic cause of cystic fibrosis. These medications cover roughly 90% of the population. We are so close to a cure! I really encourage you to join the walk and/or donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation so that more lifesaving and changing medications along with specialized care can be provided to those in need.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
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 fundraising.
By joining our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. We will not rest until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease. Help make CF stand for Cure Found!
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 -- join our team today!
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.