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. Beginning July 1st and ending October 5th, we are challenging YOU to walk, run, or bike 65 miles for 65 roses! You can complete the challenge individually or as a team. Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all participate together, even though this year we will have to be apart.  As you work towards your goal, we encourage you to post pictures in the Strava app or email them to us at northernoh@cff.org so we can give you a special shoutout when you complete the 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), the CFF Northern Ohio Chapter (@CFF_NorthernOH) 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), the CFF Northern Ohio Chapter (@CFF_NorthernOH) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge. 

Additional Event Details: 

Dates: July 1, 2020 – October 5, 2020

Time: Anytime

Location: Virtual

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 – jump start sponsor, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and our day of experience sponsor, Allergan.

Questions?  Suzanne Zak: szak@cff.org | Leslie Schurman: lschurman@cff.org | Office: 216-901-CURE (2873)