Why: You are a hope-giving, difference-making, love-spreading, totally awesome and impactful individual!
Cost: Free to join - but Inspire Spero Swag, pride and extra love for those who raise some funds for CFF!
Dum Spiro, Spero While I Breathe, I hope
Chad Riedy - husband, father of two boys, and all around awesome guy - has been fighting cystic fibrosis for 38 years. We stand behind him and are hopeful you will, too. Right now is an incredible time in CF discoveries and efforts from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation play a huge part in this. Please join our team, make a donation, attend an event or just send some supportive vibes our way. Thank you for reading! Our team name is a loose translation of Inspire - to breathe in - and Spero - I hope.
We hope you will join us as we work to Breathe in Hope.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them and hope you will support me in my efforts. Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
We are walking for all of the CF Fighters! We are walking for awareness, for funds and for hope. We hope you can join us - either physically or in thoughts - and walk to make CF stand for CURE FOUND!
Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer! XO, Chad, Julie, Liam & Tate
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.