Thank you for checking out our page. We would love for you to join our team and walk with us to help raise money to help cure cystic fibrosis. My name is Kristin Copeland. My husband, Andrew, and I have three boys, two of which have cystic fibrosis. Britain is 9 years old (our oldest) and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis 2 years ago. This was a big suprise to us because he passed the newborn screening. Our middle son Bry does not have cystic fibrosis. Our youngest son, Bruce (4) has been seeing the cystic fibrosis clinic since he was an infant but was officially diagnosed with cystic fibrosis the same year as Britain. Bruce's birthday is 2 days after the walk so this will be a great birthday celebration for him. Two years ago was very difficult for us with multiple hospitalizations, antibiotics, and both children being diagnosed in the same year. We are pleased to say that we had no hospitalizations and a mostly healthy year last year. We look forward to having many healthy years ahead. We hope that you will support this very important cause.
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.