Thank you so much for visiting Team Whitt's Page - We are extremely grateful that our family and friends want to help CURE cystic fibrosis!
Cystic fibrosis is a rare genetic life-shortening disease that causes serious lung infections that over time limit the ability to breathe and also damages the pancreas, liver, intestine, and reproductive organs. A few decades ago people with cystic fibrosis didn't live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with the disease are graduating from high school and college, pursuing careers, getting married, and starting families of their own. The progress in research and medical treatments has happened thanks to the hard work and generosity of so many like you.
We are deeply grateful for the support we have received from our family and friends! You have helped make incredible advancements happen during Walter's lifetime, including the most recently FDA approved therapy for cystic fibrosis, Trikafta. We could say thank you every minute of every day and it would not be enough.
Normally at this time, we would be preparing for our 20th annual Great Strides walk in Washington, DC. While we can’t gather to walk together this year, we are looking forward to participating in a special online national CF Foundation event:
Together: Celebrating 65 Years June 5th - Friday 5:00PM - 6:00PM
If you would like to join us, copy and paste this link in your browser to register: https://on.cff.org/Together65
We know that these are extremely difficult and worrying times for all families. If you are able and would like to support our team this year, we would be so very appreciative. For those that would rather send a check than donate online, you can send a check payable to the "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation" to our home:
Lisa & Walt Whitt 2319 Tanglevale Drive Vienna, VA 22181
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your kindness, love, support and generosity. You have played an important role in giving Walter the gift of time & the hope of a long, healthy and happy life. We cannot thank you enough!
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.