Team McDonnell is back and ready to make CF stand for Cure Found!!!!!!!!!
Miracles are happening in our lifetime, and you are helping us to be a part of that!
To see why we fight for a cure, check out the Video that Matt made for our Breath of Hope fundraiser:
The walk this year is on May 18th in Naperville at the Riverwalk. Registration begins at 8:30 and the walk kicks off at 10AM
About 90 cents of every dollar raised by the CF Foundation funds research and programs to cure CF. By donating to the CF Foundation, you are helping to ensure that people who have CF are living longer and more productive lives than ever before.
We Need A Cure Now! Help to make CF stand for Cure Found! Please click on the Donate tab and help save lives!
Thank you for supporting this important cause! You can call the CF Foundation with any questions that you may have at (312) 236-4491. We look forward to seeing success on May 18th!
With lots of love and so much gratitude,
Patti and Kevin McDonnell
CF Foundation's B. Cepacia Policy Because of the risks to people with cystic fibrosis, individuals with confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia complex should not attend this event. This is because B. cepacia can be passed between individuals who have CF through close proximity. B. cepacia infection in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. Despite this policy, there may still be some individuals with B. cepacia in attendance. B. cepacia is not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals. For alternative ways to participate and for information about this policy, please contact the CF Foundation at (800) FIGHT-CF or visit our Web site at www.cff.org. Consult your CF care center physician with medical questions.
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.