About Our Great Strides Walk

We can’t wait to bring the CF community together for Great Strides on May 15, 2021!

This year we’re turning Great Strides into a car parade to celebrate your efforts towards finding a cure for CF. We invite you to “getaway” to our Great Strides Island at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy in West Sacramento, CA!

In addition to our island getaway car parade, we are teaming up with the Orange County and Los Angeles Chapters to provide a Nor Cal and So Cal Virtual Great Strides experience. We’ve put together a virtual, half-day event with 8 different sessions you can join. Attend the sessions that interest you most or attend them all for the full experience – there’s something for each family and team member.

Register today to join us for our Great Strides car parade or to walk virtually. We look forward to safely bringing our community together and making CF stand for Cure Found.

We hope you’ll join us for Great Strides!

Great Strides Important Details:

Sacramento Great Strides Car Parade

Date: May 15, 2021

Location: California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy- 3500 Reed Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95605

Time: 10:00 AM

Please note: Once you register for Great Strides, you will receive a RSVP form to fill out if you plan on participating in the car parade. There is a limited number of cars allowed. Your vehicle will not be allowed into the car parade unless the RSVP form is completed and you receive a confirmation email from CFF staff.

For your safety and the safety of all attendees, please:

• Stay in your car at all times.
• 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.

Nor Cal + So Cal: Curing CF Together Virtual Great Strides
This year, the Northern California, Orange County, and Los Angeles chapters are bringing you a unique, customizable Great Strides experience! We’ve put together a virtual, half-day event with 8 different sessions you can join. Attend the sessions that interest you most or attend them all for the full experience – there’s something for each family and team member! Check out the virtual event day agenda below and join us on Saturday, May 15, 2021!


How do I participate?


Register: Register and participate virtually or in the Sacramento Car Parade and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time.

Every participant planning to attend the Great Strides car parade (both drivers and passengers) or planning to participate virtually should register online for Sacramento Great Strides.

For those planning on attending the car parade, an RSVP form for each vehicle in attendance is required. Once you register online, CFF staff will send out an RSVP form to complete by Thursday, May 13th at 10 PM. You will receive an email confirmation from CFF staff once the form is completed and your spot is reserved. There is a limited number of cars allowed to attend the car parade, so we encourage you to register today!

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world.

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF 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.

Share your Journey. Wear a Great Strides shirt, team shirt, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel while you walk in your neighborhood or at the car parade!  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) and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!


Thank you 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.

For questions, please contact Liz Bernstein, ebernstein@cff.org, 415-989-6500


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.