I started “striding” in 2011 and have made it a goal to participate every year. Here are the top five reasons why I stride and think others should too:
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people raise millions of dollars for Great Strides -- the CF Foundation's largest national fundraising event. But did you know that the staff of the national office in Bethesda, Md., form their own department teams and also raise money alongside the CF community?
My life milestones wouldn't have been possible without the drive and dedication of the generous people who donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Meb Keflezighi, one of the world's best runners, joined Lee University and ran in the 65 Roses 5K in Cleveland, Tenn. to support the fight against cystic fibrosis. Lee University was thrilled to welcome him as part of its longstanding tradition of raising funds in support of the CF Foundation's mission.
Paul participates in Great Strides, advocates on the Hill and has even launched a CF fundraiser. Oh, and he's only 18.
Today, I no longer feel tied to a hospital bed and a grim diagnosis, and I have you to thank.
As I reflect on the 30th anniversary of Great Strides and my 35-year journey living with cystic fibrosis, I celebrate all the CF community has accomplished together and am thankful to be able to share my story as a 2018 National Ambassador.
Each year, Great Strides Ambassadors inspire walk participants across the country and are the face of the adult cystic fibrosis community. Meet the 2017 Ambassadors, Lea Faraone and Willem Wery, and learn why they stride for CF.
Jedd Williams of Cisco Systems Inc. has raised more than $1,000,000 to support the mission of the Foundation after expanding his personal Great Strides team to a national corporate team.