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.
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Walks for Adalyn
Ted, Adalyn's father says, "Adalyn is our smart, brave, and spunky 7 year old girl. She loves swimming, riding her bike, playing with her little brother, and helping Mommy cook. Adalyn is in second grade this year, and is absolutely crushing it. Nothing is average for our girl, she has been accepted into the gifted program and is doing an amazing job! She also faces the daily battle of living with CF. We found out Adalyn has CF in vitro and we've been playing defense ever since. Every morning Adalyn gets up at 6 AM so that she can get her treatments and medications done before leaving for school and then goes through the same routine every evening before bed. She takes it all in stride though, always hoping that one day there will be a cure. She’s frequently saying, "I hate CF" or asking us “Will I always have to do my vest?” as she gets ready to do her breathing treatments. Thank you so much for your support in making that cure possible for Adalyn and all of those suffering from this disease. You cannot imagine how much you are appreciated."
We ask for your support and hope that you consider joining our team. Help us add more tomorrows, so that one day "CF" will stand for "Cure Found."
How you can help.
1. MAKE A DONATION through one of our employees from the list below.
2. JOIN OUR TEAM to either walk with us or start your fundraising or both.
By becoming a member of our team 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. —Southern States Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs. This leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas, preventing natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
How does the CF Foundation help?
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all the people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
What is Great Strides Atlanta?
Great Strides Atlanta is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families. The walk will be taking place May 18, 2019, in downtown Suwanee, GA.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to 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 not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, 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. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.