We walk for our friend Lauren Kareh, a 28-year-old in Massachusetts living with cystic fibrosis (CF). When Lauren was born, the life expectancy of someone born with CF was late teens/early twenties. Today, the life expectancy of someone born with CF is 37 and climbing, thanks largely to research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
2019 was a good year for many people with CF; Vertex came out with the drug Trikafta, which can treat 90% of people with CF. But there's still work to be done to improve access to treatment and to find a cure for the last 10% of people struggling with the disease. Your donation will help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continue their vital medical research and will help improve the lives of people with CF around the country.
Last year our Walnut Creek team raised $1,925. This year we're hoping to top $2,500. Thanks in advance for your generous support!
Follow our national team on Instagram @fighting_fibrosis.
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.