DAYNA'S DREAM TEAM was started in 2006 by family and friends when Dayna Jenae Blackmon was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) shortly after birth. Since that time, we have raised thousands of dollars every year in the fight to find a cure. We have been recognized in the past as Team of the Year as well as Largest Registered Team for the Poughkeepsie, New York Great Strides Walk. Dana & Jen Blackmon were great strides walk family chair's in 2012 and 2013. DAYNA'S DREAM TEAM also hosts several fund-raisers throughout the year, including our annual Benefit Monday at Mariner's Harbor event.
In 2014 DAYNA’S DREAM TEAM, has been recognized as a National Great Strides Team! We have formed new teams and will be participating in Great Strides Walk’s in Columbia, South Carolina and Gainesville, Florida!
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 don't only walk for Dayna, we walk for them! Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fund-raising.
By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
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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.