Central New York Chapter 65 Roses Challenge

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About Our Event

How do I participate?
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.

But what can I do to help?
Fundraise! Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion and ask your friends and family to donate in your honor. Set your goal high and raise as much as you can! When you reach $65 you will earn a branded CFF buff, and if you reach $650, you will earn a branded CFF jacket!

Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

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!

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.

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 – Arby’s Foundation and Haun Welding Supply and Specialty Gases.

Top Teams

  1 -  Pennay ($105.00)

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Top Participants

  1 -  Kelly Pennay ($105.00)
  2 -  Anny Ockenfels ($100.00)
  3 -  Rick Poling ($65.00)
  4 -  Jaielle Litchison ($0.00)

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65 Roses Champions

Volunteer for Team CF

The success of Team CF depends on the wonderful volunteers who help the day of the event as well as throughout the year.

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Team CF Goal: $65,000.00

Raised: $370.00

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Team CF Details

Date: 08/03/2020 - 10/06/2020
Start Time:
Location: Virtual Event,
Syracuse, NY

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Please convert cash donations into a money order or check before mailing or bringing to the event.

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