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.
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.