Thank you for joining and/or donating to TEAM BRANCH! By donating you can help add tomorrows for those with Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices.It causes these fluids to become thick and sticky. They then plug up tubes, ducts, and passageways.
Anyone can be born with this disease. Two very dear people in the Branch family, who struggle with the disease, are my grandson, Giovanni and my granddaughter, Briaja. TEAM BRANCH walks for them! Will you join us?
All you need to do to become a member of TEAM BRANCH is click on the "JOIN OUR TEAM" button and there you can make a donation and/or start your own fundraising.
By becoming a member of TEAM BRANCH, and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of Giovanni & Briaja and all those people living with CF.
Join us at the Great Strides Walk! It is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Join TEAM BRANCH on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Old Storybook Island in Rapid City for our Great Strides Fundraiser and WALK FOR A CURE!
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.