About Our Great Strides Walk


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How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually. Register and participate virtually in the “65 Roses Challenge” and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we cannot be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge. Beginning July 7th and ending September 10th, we are challenging YOU to Walk the Walks and stride 112 miles over 65 days on a virtual route to all three chapter Great Strides Walk sites. Want even MORE of a challenge? Then stride 184 miles by returning to our starting location!

Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you are participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of your event you will receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event. Share your success on social media by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

Additional Event Details:

Dates: Tuesday, July 7 – Thursday, September 10

Location: Virtual

To Participate: Register for your favorite Northeastern PA Chapter Great Strides walk, email Jillian Hunsicker us at jhunsicker@cff.org to “accept” the challenge, start walking and log those miles!

Thank you Sponsors! We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan.

Questions? Contact Jillian Hunsicker: jhunsicker@cff.org | 717.287.8248