The Atlanta insurance community has once again come together to form Insure the Cure to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Insure the Cure was formed in 2011 in honor of Clay Snellings’ daughter, Emily. Emily was born with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. Currently, there is no cure. Since its inception in 2011, the insurance community has raised over $1.4 million. The industry has banded together agencies, companies, brokers and re-insurers who on most days are fierce competitors, but have united to find a cure for Emily and the 30,000 others living with CF by participating in Great Strides Atlanta on Saturday, May 19th at Suwanee Town Center.
Liberty Mutual is once again sponsoring this year’s event and NEW this year will form a team to walk in Great Strides Atlanta. We invite you to join our efforts by registering for our team: http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/libertymutual. Please consider walking with us and making a donation to support cystic fibrosis.
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.