Welcome to the Rush for the Cure 2021 Great Strides page!
We invite family, friends, colleagues, care center staff, people with CF, and their loved ones to join us on the Rush team for the 2021 VIRTUAL Great Strides walk. While the goal for this event is to raise funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's continuing efforts in research and patient support, we invite you to participate regardless of giving.
Event: Chicago Date: May 15, 2021 Location: Virtual Event Chapter: Greater Illinois Chicago, email@example.com, 312-236-4491
In addition to fundraising, this year’s event will also set a personal and team goals for activity miles. To count your steps toward your activity goals (and our team totals!), Download the “Fight CF” mobile app and link your tracker to our team!
CF is a rare genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare, progressive, genetic disease with no known cure. It is estimated there are more than 30,000 people living with cystic fibrosis in the United States. CF is complex and may impact many parts of the body, including the lungs, digestive system, pancreas, and liver. CF is often recognized as the condition causing persistent lung infections which limit a person’s ability to breathe over time.
The Rush Care Team Approach: Each person with CF has unique care needs—the types and severity of symptoms people with CF experience can differ widely from person to person. Our roles as care center team members is to support our patients and families in the treatment of their disease, enhance their physical and mental wellness, collaborate and co-produce care plans to focus on what is important to them and ensure that we work together to help them meet their goals for their lives outside of our clinic walls.
For more information about Cystic Fibrosis, the CF Foundation, current research efforts, patient programs, or other ways to get involved, visit: www.cff.org.
Sincerely, Your Rush for the Cure 2021 Team
Have questions or want to know how you can help? Contact Anna, CF Social Work, at 312-563-2274 or Anna_K_Saulitis@rush.edu
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.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.