In cities all across the United States, tens of thousands of people just like you are showing their commitment to "adding tomorrows" to the lives of those with cystic fibrosis through the simple act of walking.
Year after year, volunteers make every Great Strides walk site both fun and successful. Their dedication has helped Great Strides become one of the country's most effective and efficient fundraising efforts. Since the first Great Strides walk in 1989, millions have been raised to support the vital research and care programs of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Watch the Great Strides Video
You can help us reach our national fundraising goal by participating in a Great Strides walk near you. Register online today and you'll have the opportunity to use our interactive fundraising tools. You also can invite walkers to join your team, request online donations, and check your fundraising status.
Once you register, there are skilled staff at your local CF Foundation chapter who are available to assist you with your fundraising efforts. Contact your local chapter to learn more about the Foundation's mission, or call us at (800) FIGHT CF.
CF Foundation's Policy on Burkholderia cepacia
Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis, individuals with a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia complex shall not attend this event. This is because B. cepacia can be passed between individuals who have CF through close proximity. B. cepacia infection in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death.
Despite this policy, there might still be some individuals with B. cepacia in attendance. B. cepacia is not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals. Learn more about alternative ways in which a person with B. cepacia can participate, or call the CF Foundation at (800) FIGHT-CF. Consult your CF care center physician with medical questions.
Learn more about B. cepacia.
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