We are gearing up for Great Strides 2022! After a year hiatus, we are ready to lace up and walk/run/skip/hop on the National Mall on June 4, 2022. In the past, Inspire Sphero has come out in huge numbers - both in walkers, donations and sending of good vibes. This year, we're asking for your help to renew energy and keep Inspire Sphero leading the pack.
Here's how you can help:
1. Above all, stay safe and healthy during COVID-19. As you can guess, the risks are higher for those with already compromised lungs and knowing our "squad" is helping get rid of the virus does more than any funds or walking could ever do.
2. Sign up to walk with us!
3. Make a donation to our walk team. You can pick any walker to donate to (pick yourself!).
4. Sign up for advocacy alerts by texting FIGHT CF to 96387. They are fast and help the needs of people with CF be heard.
Thanks for reading and for any support and love you can throw our way. We know you have a lot of opportunities to support many worthwhile causes and appreciate any you can give CFF.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To help minimize the risk of COVID-19, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Please be advised certain localities and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you are feeling ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.