Great Strides is transitioning into Great Rides in 2021! We had to change things up for safety, but we cannot stop making GREAT STRIDES towards a better quality of life and ultimately a CURE for all those with Cystic Fibrosis. Register, decorate your vehicle to show your support and join our car parade on May 15th.

About Our Great Strides Walk - First Coast

This year we’re turning Great Strides into Great Rides with a Car Parade to celebrate your efforts towards finding a cure for cf. Due to Covid-19, we will be combining the Volusia car parade with Orlando, with a location in Northeast Orlando to make it easier for our Volusia teams to attend. We hope you’ll join us at the Car Parade or virtually on FB Live!

How do I participate?

Register for the Car Parade:Each adult driving in the Car Parade should register online, as well as all individuals who will be fundraising.

Register to Participate Virtually. Can’t join us at the Car Parade? Register and participate virtually in a walk around your neighborhood, and help us stay the course and advance our mission. Whether we see you at the car parade or virtually around your neighborhood, we can be together in spirit and show 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. They can drive a car in the Car Parade or participate virtually.

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.

Car Parade Details: Decorate your car in advance, pack up the snacks, and join us for a short presentation and Car Parade.

May 15, time and location TBD
For your safety and the safety of all attendees, please:
• Stay in your car at all times.
• Adhere to the parking map sent to you shortly before the event. Park in every other spot to avoid close contact with other cars.
• Do not tailgate or throw things between cars.
• Wear a seatbelt while your car is in motion and do not hang out of a sunroof.
• Obey all speed limits and traffic laws during the parade.
• Follow the Line Leader during the parade.

Share your Journey. Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, or while riding in the car parade. Share how you’re participating this year by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don’t forget to post videos or photos of you decorating your cars for the car parade! Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and our chapter (@CFF_NCFL) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides and #fightcf to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in Great Rides! At the conclusion of our event, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 60 days post event. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and our chapter (@CFF_NCFL) and use the hashtags: #GreatStrides and #fightcf to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Thank you Sponsors! We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsors, Vertex, Genetech, and Gilead, our bronze sponsor Viatris. Thank you to American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.

Questions? north-central-florida@cff.org (407) 339-2978

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Please note: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has gone cashless. In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards. Thank you for understanding.

Events may be subject to change at any time, based on health concerns, including concerns based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. In these instances when events are moved to a virtual format, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to suit the virtual format.