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. Beginning July 13th, we challenge each walk site to register 65 walkers who will each raise or donate $65 or more. And, if you raise $65 or more, you can receive a CFF buff!

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 are 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 will 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:
Virtual Celebration: Saturday, October 3rd, 10am – on Facebook Live
Virtual Walk Weekend: Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th  
Walk Time and Location: At a place and time of your choosing 

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 – WNY presenting sponsor, Team Mason/Phipps Family; premier sponsor, GEICO; super striders sponsor, Ingram Micro; and community champion sponsors, CARSTAR and Domino’s.

Questions? Contact the WNY Chapter office at (716) 204-2535