Our son Joseph was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just six weeks old. After weeks spent in and out of the hospital, and multiple trips to the ER, we finally knew what we were up against. The past 2.5 years has been a lot of learning, a lot of adapting, and a lot of growth - for Joseph as well as for Alex and I as parents. Joseph takes up to 18 pills a day, spends up to an hour 2x a day on breathing treatments and chest physical therapy, and trips into the city to visit with his care team. For Joseph, a cough is never just a cough. We are so grateful for how far treatments and therapies have come, but the fight is not over. Join us as we raise awareness and raise funding to continue this fight for all the children and adults battling this terrible disease every single day, for the caregivers who pour their heart and soul into caring for those affected, for Joseph - the strongest kid I know. Alex and I won't stop until CF stands for Cure Found!
- With Love, The Klepadlos
Join our team and help us get one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis – a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe.
With supporters like you by our side, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues to lead the way in the fight against CF, fueling extraordinary medical and scientific progress. The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Despite this progress, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies either because their disease is too advanced or because their specific genetic mutations will not respond. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day in the face of this devasting disease.
We walk in Great Strides for them.
Will you join us?
Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF.
To participate, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
By joining our Great Strides team and making a donation, you will be part of a tenacious and passionate group of people committed to ending this disease. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found!
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated July 5th, 2023
The CF Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals attending Foundation events. Individuals attending CF Foundation events must abide by the Foundation's Event Attendance Policy www.cff.org/attendancepolicy, which includes guidance for event attendees living with cystic fibrosis.