My Great Strides Story
I want you to think about a time where you have struggled to do one of the most essential things in life.. to BREATH. Maybe it was when you had covid, a really bad cold, bronchitis, or suffered from bad allergies or a bought of sport induced asthma? Now imagine feeling that way every day of your life…
This is the life of someone with Cystic Fibrosis.
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who face the sobering prospect of a shortened lifespan. I walk for them.
Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. Yet, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.
In just the past 13 years, the CF Foundation has accomplished extremely significant milestones fueled by their awareness efforts and fundraising. This includes advocating to institute new born screening for CF in all 50 states in 2010, in 2019 celebrating the FDA Approval of the life-altering CF therapy Trikafta, the continuing Infection Research Initiative to find new antibiotics, and the relentless effort to find a CURE.
You can support me!
By supporting my fundraising goal, you have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease. Please consider joining us and help make medical history.