On Saturday, April 27, 2019, our family will participate in our 17th Great Strides event. Looking back to where we started in 2003, we are humbled by the amazing support we've received from family and friends over the years. As a team, Max Power has raised over $115,000 toward the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness about this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease.
Max and Westley have benefitted greatly from the incredible medical advancements that have taken place since Max's diagnosis at age three in 2002. While we have come so far, we still have so much work to do. The lives of people with this disease are still cut far too short.
Your participation in Great Strides matters a lot! We don’t want to just treat CF, we want to END CF. The time is now. Together, we can make it happen.
With love and gratitude, The Hambrecht Family Scott, Cindy, Max, Gracen, Elliot and Westley
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.