In 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded by a small group of parents of CF patients who wanted to advance understanding of this little-known disease, to create new treatments and specialized care for their children, and to find a cure. One of those founding parents was Phyllis Kossoff, a DPhiE sister from the Delta Chapter at Hunter College in New York. Phyllis’ daughter Stephanie had CF, which eventually took her young life. In 1957, Phyllis stood before a DPhiE convention and told her sisters about Stephanie and their growing CF family, and asked for help. The response was overwhelming, and DPhiE has been there ever since; fundraising, increasing awareness and advocating for those with CF. Our partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has spanned decades, and we have raised over $1 million to support the cause. Let’s continue the fight together and help everyone living with CF to add tomorrow and live today.
Great Strides is the CF Foundation’s largest fundraising event and DPhiE is participating in Great Strides to help find a cure for CF! We’re proud to be a part of this game-changing and efficient organization. DPhiE Chapters across the country host Deepher Dude and other fundraising events to raise money for the CF Foundation.
By registering for a local Great Strides event, DPhiE Chapters will have access to the special DPhiE passion fundraising web page. The Passion Fundraising webpage will help you organize and share your events. So, sign up and register for a local Great Strides today! Here’s how you can participate:
To gain access to the Delta Phi Epsilon Passion Fundraising web pages, please register a team at a local Great Strides event.
Click on “Start a New Team”. Enter in your zip code to find the event you’d like to participate in. Click “Start a Delta Phi Epsilon Team”.
Please name your team “DPhiE – Your Chapter Name – Your School/Alumni Association”.
You can join any of our existing teams as a walker or virtually by clicking ‘Find a Walk/Team’ and search for our organization.
Forty-eight hours after you complete your Great Strides registration you will be able to access the Passion Fundraising website and create your own event. Please use the code DPHIE2016 to access the DPhiE Personalized event template.
Reach out to us to share your ideas! We are excited to have a great impact as an organization at this year’s Great Strides event.
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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.