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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IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT FOUNDATION EVENTS:
Updated June 15, 2022. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Foundation is taking steps to host safe events for our community. Please be advised that events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:
Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.
Face masks are encouraged and should 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 only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.) NOTE: For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by 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.
For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, 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 well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.
Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.