Save the date and join us for a South Carolina Together: A Virtual Community Pep Rally – Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 PM EST. We have an exciting local virtual event planned, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. Join Us.

About Our Great Strides Walk

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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. In the 65 days between July 4th and Labor Day, we challenge you and your team to ride 165 miles, stride 165 miles, and help us raise $165,000! You can do this however & whenever is best for you!  Hop on a treadmill, stationary bike, hit the pavement, ride around the neighborhood with your family, or just take a walk to support CFF.  Mark your milestones each Friday by 12PM by sending an email to with your progress for the week!  Please see below for the fun CFF swag and shout outs galore that you can earn!

LEVEL 1:  33 miles or $100 raised

Earn =  2020 Great Strides t-shirt & name listed in Chapter Newsletter

LEVEL 2:  66 miles or $250 raised

Earn = 65th Anniversary CFF Koozie & shout out on our social media

LEVEL 3:  99 miles or $500 raised

Earn = Super Strider lanyard & personal post w/ photo on our social media

LEVEL 4:  132 miles or $750 raised

Earn = CFF cooling towel & opportunity to share video about your fighter

LEVEL 5:  165 miles or $1,000 raised

Earn = CFF Grand Club t-shirt & feature in the 65 Roses Virtual Celebration

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 social media. Make sure to tag us (@CFFSouthCarolina & @CysticFibrosisFoundation on Facebook and @cff_sc on Instagram) 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 the challenge, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and a list of incentives you will be receiving post-event. We will come together virtually on Saturday, September 26th to celebrate and recognize your success!

Additional Event Details:

Date: Saturday, September 26

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: At Home, via Facebook Live on

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 –  community champion, Wells Fargo and care and share sponsor, Respirtech.

Download the 65 Roses Challenge Toolkit

Click here to download the toolkit with all of the details and resources you will need to complete the challenge, including a mileage tracker, images you can share on social media, PLUS a list of the awesome CFF swag and recognition you can earn!


Jamie Bierdz: | 843-388-5968