Team Marykay will walk in rememberence of MaryKay Prucha who lived 52 years with Cystic Fibrosis. CF did not define Marykay, but shaped her into a brave fighter. She was a loving daughter, sister, friend and mother. We will walk to celebrate her resilience and commemorate her joyful approach to life. We wish to gain support from Marykay's many friends and family, and raise funds benefitting research for a cure.
Here's some quick facts about Cystic Fibrosis:
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with CF.
Lung function often starts to decline in early childhood in people who have cystic fibrosis. Over time, permanent damage to the lungs can cause severe breathing problems.
The average life expectancy of a person with cystic fibrosis in the U.S. is approximately 37.5 years
Cystic fibrosis has no cure. However, treatments have greatly improved in recent years.
By joining our Great Strides team and making a donation, you will be part of a tenacious and passionate group of people committed to ending this disease. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found!
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.