To our disbelief our beautiful son Cru was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was just 5 weeks old through his newborn screen and sweat test. This adventure has been full of unknowns and having a child with a life threatening disease is terrifying, but we have already seen that there is truly so much work being done to help change the face of this disease. Especially, through the most recent advancement in medicine with Trikafta! However, that medicine won't help everyone with CF, so we can't stop fighting until a CURE is found!
With help from amazing people like YOU, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is able to fund the research we need to find our CURE!
Please consider making a donation or even better, join our team! You can even choose to virtually walk if the 5K is not for you!
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? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.