About Our Great Strides Walk

How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually. Register and participate virtually in the 65 Roses Challenge and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis. If you are already registered for one of our Chapter’s Great Strides walks just let us know you want to participate in the challenge, and we will send you a Challenge Badge.

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Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge. Beginning Sunday, August 2, and ending Monday, October 5  we are challenging YOU to choose one of the following to complete over the 65 days: 1) 65 minutes of activity at least 3 days per week;        2) Run/Walk 165 miles; 3) Climb 6,500 stairs; 4) Tri-Ultra Challenge – complete ALL three.  Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all participate together, even though this year we will have to be apart.

Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you partake in the challenge. Share how you’re participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and the Kentucky/West Virginia Chapter(@CFF_kywv) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! Contact our chapter for a 65 Roses Challenge Participant Badge, which you can proudly display on your social media pages.  At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event. Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and (@CFF_kywv) use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

Additional Event Details:

Dates: Sunday, August 2 – Monday, October 5

Closing Ceremony: Thursday, October 8 @ 4:30pm (ET) on Facebook Live

Location: Join us from the comfort of your home

Thank you Sponsors! We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan. We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission – Avis Tool Works, Woosley Foundation, Atmos Energy and Delta Dental.


Ruth Hans-Owen: rhans-owen@cff.org |502.791.7331

Whitney Hobbs: whobbs@cff.org | 502.791.7333