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.

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 Facebook fundraiser by celebrating a milestone or create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge. Rally Walk & Roll.  Between August 16th and our virtual presentation on September 24th, we challenge you to walk 6.5 miles in celebration of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 65th Anniversary. The 6.5 mile walk challenge can be completed in your own time from home or anywhere! Don’t want to walk? That’s ok! Celebrate 65 your way!

Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. 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 use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong! Share a picture or short 1 minute video clip of you “celebrating 65” with the MA/Ri Chapter. It may be used in our Virtual Celebration on September 24th. Send videos and photos to: mass-ri@cff.org

 Celebrate! Join us for a virtual celebration of our Great Strides community on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live or through a link that will be provided. We will be sharing many of the pictures and videos of how you “celebrated 65” as well as hearing from some of our CF fighters and giving you our heartfelt thanks for your participation and support. We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! 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 use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

Additional Event Details:

Dates:   6.5 Mile Walk Challenge August 16th – September 24th

Virtual Celebration of the Great Strides Community, Thursday, September 24th 7:00 – 7:30 PM

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.

Questions? Questions? Carol Bradstreet: cbradstreet@cff.org  (508) 485-8830

Cynthia Macgowan: cmacgowan@cff.org   (774) 230-6486 | Kristin Starke: kstarke@cff.org (508) 655-6000

Philomena Santos-Higgins: psantoshiggins@cff.org  (401) 662-1925