My Great Strides Story
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who face the sobering prospect of a shortened lifespan. I walk for them.
For the past 10 years, I have had the pleasure of being friends with Tom (#teamTom) who brings laughter and joy to every situation. Because of the CF Foundations' tireless efforts in developing treatments and finding a cure, I have many more wonderful years of friendship with Tom ahead. The improvements to treatments have changed his life for the better, but I'm choosing to walk this year to continue the journey towards a cure and a world where Tom is completely free from CF!
Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. Yet, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.
You can support me!
By supporting my fundraising goal, you have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease. Please consider joining us and help make medical history.