About Our Virtual 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. Our 65 Roses Challenge will kick off on Monday, August 3rd! This is a fun way to jumpstart or begin your fundraising campaign! Compete against your fellow great striders as we recognize your creativity and your fundraising goals!

Are you in? What is your 65?
Find something you love and do it for 65 days! Ask your friends and family to support you!
To register for the Challenge email maryland@cff.org indicating that you are in for the challenge and name your challenge!


Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or ride. 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 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 the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event. Share your success on social by tagging 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:
Dates: Monday, August 3rd – Monday, October 5th
Closing Ceremony: Time TBD – Monday, October 5th on Facebook Live
Location: At Home

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 who continue to help advance our mission – Presenting Sponsor, Annapolis & Gateway Subaru, Super Strider Sponsor, HighStarr Copy & Print Services, Community Champion Sponsors, Crowley digital Preservation Systems, Exelon Generation, MECU Credit Union, Jump Start Sponsors, Brick Bodies & Planet Fitness, Ferguson Trenching, FTC Aggregate Supply, Libration, Serafini Financial Services, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Holzapfel Group at Morgan Stanley and Younger Toyota, Care & Share Sponsors, Ewing Oil Company and Twigg Cycles, Path to a Cure Sponsors, AC&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Keller Stone braker Insurance, RBC Wealth Management and The Green Turtle, Friends of the Foundation Sponsors, Hagerstown Heating and Cooling, Litton Entertainment and Nexstar Media Group, In-Kind Sponsor WDVM.