Hi everyone, the Great Strides Walk is just around the corner. The attached picture is Jae and Dr. Caplan, his CF doctor, at a past walk. Jae would be 31 today if he had not succumbed to the devastating affect Cystic Fibrosis had on his lungs and pancreas. I so wanted to see my son grow up and make a difference in the world.
With your generous donation, I know this destructive disease can be stopped in its tracks. I cannot give up the fight for a cure, and I hope you can support me in my efforts. I walk for Jae and all of the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe.
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
I would love to have you walk with me on May 21 in memory of Jae. It is a three mile leisurely walk with water and snacks along the way. You will also be rewarded at the end with a delicious lunch provided by Jim 'N Nick's BBQ. Yum Yum!!
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.