Welcome to the Rush for the Cure 2022 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 2022 Great Strides walk. We're excited to connect in-person and see everyone together this year! 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 22nd, 2022 Location: Montrose Harbor--Grove 16 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 2022 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
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should 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 only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.) NOTE: For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by 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.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, 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 well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.
Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.