About Our Great Strides Walk

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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. Register for Great Strides to participate in our 65-day, South Texas Tour Challenge!

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. Beginning July 23rd and ending September 26th, we are challenging YOU and your Great Stride team to accumulate 650 miles worth of physical activity over 65 days in our virtual South Texas Tour ROAD TRIP! Virtually “travel” to different South Texas destinations by accumulating physical activity miles. Any form of physical activity counts! If you can’t log miles, log your time spent doing the activity. Participate in different weekly bonus challenges to earn extra miles. The top 3 teams will be awarded! Feel free to log your miles daily or weekly here. Just be sure to get your miles in each week by noon on Fridays!

Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or exercise. 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 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and the Lone Star Chapter (@CFFLoneStar) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and join us virtually on September 26th for a Great Strides - 65 Roses Challenge celebration! 

Additional Event Details:
Dates: Thursday, July 23rd – Saturday, September 26th
Virtual Event Celebration: Saturday, September 26th at 9:00 AM
Location: Anywhere!
Log your miles: Here

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. We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission – San Antonio: University Health Systems, H-E-B, Chiesi, Nestle HealthScience, Valero | New Braunfels: Americrane, GVTC Foundation, Valero | RGV: Copy Graphics, IBC Bank, DHR Health, Valero.

Taylor Ritchey: tritchey@cff.org | 210.829.7267