About Our Great Strides Walk

65-Roses-Challenge Image.png

Join the 65 Roses Challenge:

This summer, join the CF Community across Connecticut in our 65 Roses Challenge. Beginning August 15 and ending October 18, we are challenging YOU to join us in our virtual Great Strides to help us reach our goal, support our life saving mission AND have a chance to win exciting prizes. Join our club on Strava: Connecticut Chapter Strider Club to connect with other striders where you can support and challenge each other and track your progress! You’ll have 65 days to lace up and help us reach our goal: walk a mile or run for 65 minutes each day for 65 days; or do your own 6.5k. No matter how you stride, you can help us take steps to finding a cure.

Additional Event Details: 

Dates: Saturday, August 15 – Sunday, October 18

Opening Ceremony: 10AM – Saturday, August 15 on Facebook Live

Closing Ceremony: 10AM – Sunday, October 18 on Facebook Live

Location: At Home

Follow us on social media to stay up to date on special contests:

                Instagram - @cff_connecticut

                Facebook - @CFFCT

                Twitter - @cff_conn

Participate Virtually. Create your own at-home event – go for a walk in your neighborhood, hop on your treadmill, or spin on your bike. Maybe even start a dance party with your family at home. We know this is a hard time for families across the U.S. and globe, but you can do something to help others while staying safe.

Recruit. You can recruit others to participate in a virtual event with you as a member of your team.

Fundraise. You can continue fundraising online by leveraging the tools in the Great Strides Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal.

Share your Strides Pride. Wear your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. Share how you’re participating by posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Thank you Sponsors!

We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead, and our regional sponsor, Mylan.