About Our Virtual Great Strides Walk


How do I participate?

Register to Participate Virtually. Register here to host your own 5k virtual walk. We will be hosting a program on our virtual walk day, October 24, 2020, once you’re registered, you’ll receive login information, or you can also tune in to the Northern California Chapter’s Facebook page to follow along. While participating virtually, we hope you can join in on our local 65 Day Challenge and our national 65 Roses Challenge and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t all be together in person, we can be together in spirit - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit your supporters, friends, and family to join in your virtual activities! If you are hosting a 5k virtual walk, invite others to participate with you (at a safe distance in your neighborhood or even from another city or state). Now that we can meet virtually, 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. You can also join our local 65 Day Challenge to raise $650 in 65 days or create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge. Did you know that there are 65 days between the 4th of July and Labor Day? In honor and celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we are asking you and your team members to take on a 65 Day Challenge to raise $650 in 65 days. First, choose your challenge. Here are some ideas:

  • Walk, run, hike, or ride 65 miles in 65 days
  • Cook or bake 65 new recipes in 65 days
  • Listen to 65 new songs, podcasts, and/or audio books in 65 days

Next, ask your supporters to help you raise $650 by taking on the 65 day challenge. You just need 10 friends, family, or team members to raise or donate $65 each. Join us on Strava to track your activity so we can all walk together, even though this year some of us have to be apart.

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 our local 65 Day Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag our local chapter on Facebook (@CFFNorthernCalifornia) and @CFFSacramento) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65Challenge; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in our local 65 Day Challenge and our national 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 media by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and our local chapters (@CFFNorthernCalifornia) and @CFFSacramento) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides; #65Challenge; #65RosesChallenge and #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

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- Stanford Children’s Health, Mylan, Hillrom, Capital Allergy & Respiratory Disease Center, El Camino Hospital, and Consolidated Communications Foundation.

Questions? Liz Bernstein: ebernstein@cff.org | (415) 989-6500