We are so excited to participate in Great Strides again this year! Last year was our first fundraiser walk experience, and Hudson thought it was his very own “CF Party”. He dressed up, cut the ribbon to start the race, walked the whole route, danced like crazy, and posed for pictures. He’s talked about last year’s event on a frequent basis and often asks if the upcoming weekend is his “CF Walk”. While CF isn’t often something to celebrate, he knows this day is all about us celebrating him. He knows CF makes him unique, and he’s also pretty sure it makes him a superhero!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with Cystic Fibrosis... that approximately ONE in every 11,000 people in the US. It seems like odds are quite slim until you realize that ONE in 30 people is a carrier of the gene mutation... and if both parents are carriers, then it's a ONE in FOUR (25%) chance the child will acquire a gene mutation from both parents and then be affected by CF.
Those 30,000 affected people are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. Due to the work of the CF Foundation, real progress has been made for those who have CF. There is still no cure for this devastating disease, and many lives are cut far too short. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do. We will not stop striding until all those with Cystic Fibrosis have a cure... not just a medication or a treatment... but a CURE. We will not leave anyone behind.
Please join us in supporting Hudson and other children and adults like him who fight this battle on a daily... and hourly... and minute-by-minute basis.
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of Cystic Fibrosis, and your support matters. With your help, we can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help us reach our goal!