Team Remember When is in memory of Cynthia Smith Deegear. I wanted a name that captured the moments of joy that Cindy and I had but that also reflected the loss. There are so many moments that only Cindy and I lived and for a long time I was mad that I could not call up my best friend and say "remember when". Through the years I have learned to let go of the anger and to be grateful that I had those "Remember When" moments, and I got to have them with her.
Cindy lost her battle when she was 22 but she lived her life. She altered the course of my life and my daughters life, whom she never got meet, forever. For that I am eternally grateful.
Cindy was the most beautiful person I had ever met, both inside and out. Don't get me wrong the girl was FIERCE! For such a small person she sure did have a personality and was never afraid to put you in your place. She never complained about having CF. She never complained about the pills she had to take before eating anything, never complained about the numerous Dr. Appts, never complained when she had to go to the hospital because her lungs were collapsing and never complained about having to go to the hospital for 2 week visits (well she didn't like the food). She lived life and she lived it well.
Cindy knew there would be a cure but she also knew that it would more than likely come too late for her. But it doesn't have to come too late for others. I know there are so many great charities that you can support. I ask that you seriously consider supporting the CF Foundation and help me remember Cindy. I hope to make CF stand for CURE FOUND and I hope you help do it!
If you can't make a donation at this time, please feel free to forward my story on. The best way to help support me is to spread the message about Cystic Fibrosis.
THANK YOU ALL
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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? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.