Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare, genetic disease, that progressively limits patients' ability to breathe and tragically shortens life. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with CF. While real progress has been made for those who have CF, there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short.
Please support us by joining our team or making a donation.
The Springfield team is excited to be walking for our main man Vincent Mulka who struggles every day in the face of this devasting disease.
By walking with us in Great Strides, you can help accelerate the Foundation’s pursuit of new therapies and provide vital support to meet the needs of the CF community.
Your participation will help us get one step closer to ending this terrible disease. 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.