Caroline's Crew will be walking together again at the 2020 Great Strides in Dayton and we can't WAIT to see you!!
This is our BIGGEST and most exciting fundraiser of the year. It's our favorite event because it brings everyone together! The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and fund research for better treatments and a CURE for CF. More than that, it has been a beautiful reminder to our family that we are never walking this path to a cure alone. Every person who walks and donates to Great Strides is helping Caroline live a longer, healthier life.
Cystic FIbrosis is a genetic disease. There is no cure, only symptom management and treatments. CF is a progressive disease which means over time the symptoms become more difficult to manage. At the moment Caroline's symptoms of CF have been excess mucus in the lungs, a vulnerability to chronic lung infections and pancreatic insufficiency. She takes about 25 pills a day, three other medications and does a vest treatment to shake up the mucus in her lungs twice a day for 30 minutes each time.
HOW CAN YOU HELP CAROLINE? Walk with us! Come join us on May 17th and walk with Caroline! Registering for our team and walking is FREE!
Donate No donation is too small or big! $10,$50, $200...every penny counts and brings us closer to a Cure for Caroline and others living with CF.
Share By sharing Caroline's story, you are spreading awareness about CF and helping to create change and make a difference to the CF community!
Become a Virtual Walker If you can’t join us in our walk, you can still join our team by becoming a virtual walker! Click on “join my team” and pick “virtual walker”. Once you do, you will also be given a link so you can share online to help us raise donations and awareness!
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.