Our team is walking for Bella. Bella was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. So far in our cystic fibrosis journey Bella has had one hospitalization. She continues with her vest therapies, nebulizers, inhalers, and pills several times a day. Cystic Fibrosis is sometimes referred to as “the invisible disease”. Bella and others with CF appear outwardly healthy but their bodies on the inside are always working 10x harder to stay healthy than someone without CF.
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive disease and even though Bella’s complications from CF are minimal now, without a cure, eventually Bella’s CF will progress and her health will decline.
We are working hard to stop CF. We are doing that by raising funds for the research that provides medicine and hopefully a cure in the future. The money we raise will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which is always working so hard to eradicate this terrible disease.
Please donate to our team to help add years to Bella’s life and the lives of others who battle cystic fibrosis everyday. We will not stop until there is a cure, help us in our fight against CF.
Below you will find more information about Cystic Fibrosis.
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 fundraising.
By joining our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. We will not rest until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease.
Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF -- join our team today!
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.