We are so overwhelmed by the support we had last year and would love to have even more this year. Your support at the walk is priceless to us. We love seeing you there and walking with you. We know not everyone can afford a large donation (which is 100% Tax Deductible) to the foundation, but even $5 means so much to our family. Every dollar donated brings a cure closer to Marcus. We believe that can happen in his life, and the sooner it happens the longer life Marcus will have. We have already seen the benefits of the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Marcus is living a healthier life than 1 year olds did 5 and 10 and 20 years ago! The more we learn about Cystic Fibrosis and the efforts the CF Foundation is making, the more grateful we are to be associated with this truly extraordinary organization.
We know that you all care a great deal about our family no matter what. We know that Marcus stands an amazing chance at a really long and full life like everyone else, but even if we're doing our best adhering to medical management, it may not be enough with this scary and unpredictable disease unless more technology and medications are developed to cure CF. So we just have to ask, every chance we get, even if it's hard for us, because this cause means so much to our family.
Join our team and help add tomorrows! This year we are excited to be a National Family Team! This means we can unite all of our friends and family with walking at the events and fundraising to meet our goal.
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 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 fundraising.
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.
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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.