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Xtreme Hike

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11/09/2013

The Ouachita Recreation Trail
Talihina, OK


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Xtreme Hike is about reaching new heights – physically and philanthropically. It is a journey of passion, determination and personal triumph, as much as it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with cystic fibrosis.
The journey starts the moment you sign up. You’ll receive personal coaching, participate in training hikes and connect with a community of athletes who share your aspiration to reach new heights.

WHY HIKE
By participating in Xtreme Hike, you’ll support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission to help develop new treatments and find a cure for this disease. Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. More than 10 million Americans are carriers of the defective CF gene.

INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPERIENCE
• Training program
• Training hikes in and around the area
• Daily workout calendar
• Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights near the trail head
• Transportation to and from the trail on Hike day
• Aid stations along the trail stocked with food and hydration
• Xtreme Hike wicking shirt
• Pre-Hike pasta party
• Post-Hike “Finisher” reception
• Victory and awards breakfast

INTEREST MEETING DATES AND LOCATIONS

Saturday, May 25
Time:10:30 AM
REI DALLAS

Thursday, May 30
Time: 6:30 PM
REI Dallas

Thursday, June 6
Time: 6:30 PM
Market Street McKinney

Tuesday, June 18
Time: 6:30 PM
REI Dallas

Saturday, June 22
Time: 10:30 AM
REI Dallas


LEARN MORE
For more information, and to find out about upcoming interest meetings call 212-871-2222


B. CEPACIA AND INFECTION CONTROL POLICY
Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation's knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit
 www.cff.org.

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.


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