About Our Great Strides Walk

We are excited for our 2021 Great Strides campaign! Our entire Metro D.C. community came together on May 15th and celebrated through our Scavenger Hunt and Great Strides celebration proving that we are certainly Stronger Together!

It is not too late to start your team, or walk as an individual and join us as we continue to share our mission and come together to create awareness and raise funds on our path to a cure for everyone with cystic fibrosis.

Register. Register and participate virtually in this year’s Great Strides campaign and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we won’t be together in person, we will 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 others to participate with you! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world.

Fundraise. Set a goal and fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center. You can use the Fight CF mobile app, and also fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing an event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Share your Journey.

  • Wear a Great Strides shirt, team shirt, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, while you walk in your neighborhood!  Don’t forget you get the 2021 Great Strides t-shirt by raising $100 or more.
  • Track your activity on the mobile app so you and your team can walk together and with others across the country.  
  • Share how you are striding by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation), the Metro D.C. Chapter (@CFFMetroDC) and use the hashtag #MetroDCGreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate.  We have raised over $600,000 locally but we are not done!  Help us reach our goal of $715,000 before 12/31/21.  We can do this together.

Mary Martinez: mmartinez@cff.org | (301) 215-7430

Thank you to our Sponsors

We want to thank our generous national sponsors - Gold National sponsor, AbbVie, our Silver National sponsors, Vertex, Genentech, and Gilead, and our Bronze sponsor, Viatris. Thank you, American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission.

Presenting sponsor:

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Community Champion:

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Virtual Experience:


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Care and Share:

Deepwatch / Guidepoint

Korn Ferry

Ravenswood Technology Group

Smith, Bryan & Myers

Event Supporter:


Charles Schwab


Enterprise Holdings


 Mission Supporter:

The L. Warner Companies, Inc


Waldorf Ford