***Contributions in memoriam of Jearld Oscar Ward can be made by clicking "Donate to a Team Member" then clicking "Donate" next to Oscar's grandaughter, Tricia Hopkins. As you fill out the form, please include "in memoriam" as part of the personal message. Thank you.***
Jensen's League is committed to supporting the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, for Jensen and the 70,000 others worldwide who are fighting the same battle. We would love to have you team up with us to help add tomorrows to his life!
One way you can be a part of Jensen's League is by donating here on our team page. Donations made here go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), whose mission is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. Since Jensen's diagnosis at birth, we have been so very grateful for the work of the CFF and the support we've received from them.
Another way to partner with us is by participating in this year's virtual Great Strides festivities, happening now through June 5th. Great Strides in a typical year is a walk celebrating the "great strides" we're taking toward a cure. It'll look a little different this year, so be sure to stay tuned for more details on various virtual challenges and celebrations in the coming months.
Thank you for your love and support of us and of Jensen. This past year has been difficult for us and for many others in so many ways, but we're thankful to be able to say that Jensen is doing well. He's not new to the mask game, and he loves "stay home" days. He's for sure tired of all things COVID (as we all are), but he's a real trouper. He's loving virtual kindergarten and playing outside more than ever!
Jensen's good health this year (and thus far in his life) is largely due to the spunk and strength God has given him, this team's support, his amazing clinic team, and the work of the CF Foundation. Treatments have come so far over the years, and we believe a cure is in sight! Let's keep striding UNTIL IT'S DONE!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to 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 not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, 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. 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 wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.