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 happe 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.
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!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to 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 not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, 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. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.