My granddaughter Calleigh and grandson Ryder (my daughter Aubrey’s children) fight Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body, resulting in life-threatening lung infections and serious digestion problems. Calleigh and Ryder must take synthetic enzymes with every meal or snack, do breathing and vest treatments several times a day to keep their lungs working properly, and their parents and others have to stay vigilant against infections and other complications. To increase their prospects for long and healthy lives, I participate in Great Strides, along with others in my family.
Calleigh and Ryder have already benefited immensely from new treatments that donations to the CF Foundation have helped make possible, and we hope they will be able to begin taking Trikafta sometime this year, once the FDA approves it for their ages; we know from friends that it can be even more life-changing than their current regimen. And, while we pray for a miracle, CF researchers have also told us that a one-time cure is more than likely within their lifetimes.
That is why I and my family participate in Great Strides every year: to increase Calleigh's and Ryder's prospects for long and healthy lives. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fundraising event. Our team (“McCane’s Miracles,” named for Calleigh and Ryder) has raised many thousands of dollars in past years and we're at it again in 2020. This year, I'm joining the Great Strides walk at Cornerstone Park in Henderson, NV, on May 2.
PLEASE help me meet my fundraising goal of $1,000.00 by sponsoring me. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care, and education.
Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the "Donate to Bob" link on this page (at left). You can also join my team and become a walker (physical or VIRTUAL) yourself by clicking "Join Bob's Team" (also at left). And thank you so much for anything you can do!