About Our Virtual Great Strides Walk


This event will take place for 65 days from August 3rd until October 5th. This event will include sports such as running, hiking, cycling, swimming, tennis, basketball, golf, and volleyball, as well as quieter and more relaxed activities such as reading, cooking, and gaming. During these 65 days, we encourage you to engage in 65 minutes each day of any activity you desire. You can even choose to do a different activity each day! Send us a selfie after you finish each day, and we will create a video collage at the end of the 65 days to celebrate your success!

A $65 donation from each participant is encouraged, but not required. We also encourage you to form teams to build the comradery. You can even make a competition between yourself and your team members! You can see who can raise the most money and/or who can do the most activities. Registration for this event will be sent out soon. We are extremely excited about this event and hope you are too!

How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually.  Register and participate virtually in the 65 Roses Challenge, and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge. Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all walk together, even though this year we will have to be apart.

Share your Journey.  Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you’re participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong! 

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event.  Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

Thank you Sponsors!
We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan.  


The CF Foundation is going cashless! This year our fundraisers will be able to handle mobile check deposits on the Great Strides updated mobile app.