Meet Betsy - mother, wife, friend, teacher. She also has cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe. While this disease has been an important part of life, it has never defined her. Betsy loves to be active and outdoors. Some of her favorite past times include running, biking, hiking, and chasing after her two kids. She runs a succesful small business and is an active member of her church.
We have been participating in Great Strides for over 20 years. The work done by the Cystic Fibrsosi Foundation has made a huge difference in Betsy's life. We are grateful for new treatments and pray that one day there will even be a cure.
Join our team and help us get one step closer to making that a reality.
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.