Our son Nate was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease that causes damage to his lungs and digestive system. He needs medications and breathing treatments multiple times a day to help prevent damage to his body and to stay healthy! Nate manages all of this, plus extra doctor appointments, with a smile and a great attitude. We are so proud of him!
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has launched a Path to a Cure - devoting $500 MILLION dollars through 2025 into a finding a treatment for every person living with CF and finding a cure. Nate has benefited a lot from the CF Foundation already, with the research and quick FDA approval of a groundbreaking medication called Kalydeco. We feel so lucky, but sadly it is not a cure, and we still desperately need one!
To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and the imapct the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has on the lives of those living with CF, please go to CFF.org
This year, we designed our own Nate's Mates shirts! They can be purchased at this website: bonfire.com/support-nates-mates
Around $10 for every shirt will go toward our team. If you don't buy a shirt, or not everyone in your group has one, please wear GRAY this year so our team stands out! Also, if you donate or raise more than $100, you will also receive a CFF Great Strides shirt at the event.
Please support us!
Want to be a team member but can't make it to our walk? Please register as a virtual walker!
Can't afford to donate? That's OK! Please feel free to register and join our team! There is strength and power in numbers.
To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can join, make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
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.