Alright friends and family, you know the drill. We are about to embark on our fourth year fundraising as team, Strides for Sienna, for the Charlotte, Danbury and Syracuse chapters Great Strides event.
We walk for Sienna and everyone else battling this terrible disease. We hope you will support us in our efforts to find a cure for CF! Our goal is to keep Sienna's little lungs and body healthy enough to take advantage of all the new medicines and therapies coming to market - thanks to the last few decades of research and fundraising! Until a cure is found, Sienna does twice daily treatments when healthy, and three - four daily treatments when sick. At this time, her daily regimen includes inhaled medicines and chest percussion therapy, which she handles like a champ.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. Almost weekly I hear of a child or young adult losing his/her battle with CF. There still is no cure for this devastating disease and we need to keep research moving forward!
By walking today, we are helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis, like Sienna. Will you join us? If you can't make the walk in one of these locations, you can choose to support this cause so close to our heart by making a donation to our Great Strides fundraising campaign today. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
If you would like to follow Sienna's story, check out my blog: www.asaltylifeforus.blogspot.com (NEW NAME).
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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.