About Our Great Strides Walk

How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually.  Register and participate virtually in the 65 Roses Challenge, and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion. 

Take the Challenge. Across all our local endurance events, CF Cycle for Life, Team CF and Great Strides, we are asking you to help us reach our local 65 Roses Challenge goal by committing to raise $650 as an individual between July 27, 2020 and September 29, 2020.  Your commitment will help us attain our National goal of $65 million and our local goal of $100,000 by the end of 2020.

Join the 65 Roses Challenge by clicking here to complete our commitment form.  

Unable to commit to our 65 Roses Challenge?  Please consider donating or having a fundraising goal of $65 between July 27, 2020 and September 29, 2020!  Your contribution will go a long way in helping us reach our $100,000 goal.  We are stronger together!  When you reach your $65 fundraising or donation goal you will receive a CFF Fandana!

*Any donations made prior to July 27, 2020 will not be included in your $650 commitment or $65 donation total.

Click here to learn more about our challenge.

Share your Journey. If you’re getting out there to walk, run, or ride, make sure to wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt. Share how you’re participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Greater Cincinnati & Dayton CF Chapter and the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge. 

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of the July 27th – September 29th 65 Roses Challenge our chapter will host a local virtual 65 Roses Challenge celebration to celebrate your accomplishments! Our local 65 Roses Challenge celebration will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at 10AM. More details to come.

Click here to see the great CFF branded incentives you will receive for completing this challenge.

Don’t forget to share your success on social media by tagging the Greater Cincinnati & Dayton CF Chapter and the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge. 

Additional Event Details: 

Local 65 Roses Challenge Dates: Monday, July 27 – Tuesday, September 29th

Local 65 Roses Challenge celebration: October 3rd at 10am

National 65 Roses Challenge "Together: Now" celebration: October 6th – time TBA

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.  We also want to thank our local sponsors, CARSTAR Center City & West Chester and Nestle Health Science.


Franki Meier: fmeier@cff.org | 513-533-9300

Natalie Riusech: nriusech@cff.org | 513-533-9300