Team Carollo has been walking for almost 31 years in the fight for more research and treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. The team was started by Diana Carollo when her daughter Sarah was born in 1991. In 2021, Camilla (Milla) and Nino Carollo were born into the Carollo family-- Milla having the same CF mutations as Sarah. Thirty years apart-- yet connected.
Camilla and her twin brother, Nino turn 1 year old this April. Camilla was diagnosed with CF while she was in the NICU. As soon as she started taking enzymes, she started growing quickly! Camilla's smile lights up any room she's in. She can always be found in her Daddy's arms, playing with her twin, or crawling after the cat (determinded to make a new best friend.) Because of Camilla's amazing cousin, Sarah, we have a family with great understanding and knowledge of CF but there is still much to learn! Camilla has already helped spread information about this disease to more family and friends and we are determinded to continue to spread awareness until a cure is found. Please help support us!
When Sarah was born in 1991, her life expectancy wasn't into her teens, however she fought along side her family. In 2018, Sarah's lungs started to decline. She was deciding to end her career as a teacher to take care of her health when, in Colorado for Vince and Kate's wedding, she received a call that changed her life. Sarah has been paticiparing in research for Trikafta since being chosen for the clinical trial. Sarah's lung function increased dramatically and her quality of life increased greatly. But the fight still continues-- against side effects, organ damage, and daily treatments. She used to fight for herself. Now she fights to bring hope to Milla.
More about CF and the Great Strides Walk Below:
Join our team and help add tomorrows!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member of our team 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. We walk for those around the area who have CF.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.) NOTE: For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.
Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.