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. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
Our team is in honor of my friend Kristin McFall and all our other friends with Cystic Fibrosis to help get closer to a cure!
My story: On Friday, November 13th, 2015I lost one ofmy most inspiring person I know, Kristin McFall. Kristin was part of my life for over 15 years and sadly lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis at the young age of 45.
I remember the very first time I met Kristin.I did not even know what Cystic Fibrosis was. Over the next 15 ½ years, I was fortunate enough to have her become my best friend and one of the most important people in my life.
Every day spent with her was a blessing. Kristin could make you laugh, cry and she always had a mischievous twinkle in her eye.
Kristin spent her time here exactly the way she wanted to – inspiring and motivating others in the fight against CF.I have learned so much from Kristin and I am forever grateful to her for that and the memories that I have. I have also learned so muchabout cystic fibrosisand it means a lot to me to continue to help in this fight.
Thank you for your support for this cause in Kristin’s memory. and supporting our other friends with Cystic Fibrosis.
By becoming a member of our team 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 people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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.