In 2007, our son Michael was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes severe digestive complications and life-threatening lung infections, among other serious medical conditions. In 2009, we welcomed another son to our family, Dylan, who was also diagnosed with CF. Our boys have battled CF every day of their lives, spending days in an out of hospitals, taking endless medications and therapies to help manage infections and progression of the disease. But there is hope! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is working tirelessly to find medications and therapies to improve our boys' and all patients' quality of life - and ultimately - a cure. We ask for you to join us at the Annual CFF Great Strides Walk to help raise money supporting these efforts. Help us add tomorrows, today. We are forever grateful.
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.