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. To celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and our goal to raise $65,000,000 we are coming together across the state for the Virginia Tri Together 65 Roses Challenge. From August 2 - October 5, step up as an individual or team to walk, hike or bike 65 miles in 65 days! Join the VA Tri Together 65 Roses Challenge Club on Strava to track your activity and to see who's topping the leader board. It's a fun way for us to be together from a distance!

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: 
Saturday, August 15
Opening Ceremony: Time 11:00AM – Saturday, August 15 on Facebook Live
Closing Ceremony: Time 12:00PM– Saturday, August 15 on Facebook Live
Location: At Home

Thank you to our 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 – Dominion Energy, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Text Later Live Longer, Loughridge Construction, Alternative Builders, The Knights of Pythias, LD&B, Tysinger Automotive, and Carpet World.


Ellyn Kirtley, ekirtley@cff.org | (804) 527-1500