This was the first year in a LONG time (yes, I’m embarrassed to admit) that I participated in Great Strides. After many years of sitting out, it was time to start advocating again. With the love, support and push from my husband, family, and friends, we formed a team – Lungs N Katie’s Roses. I felt so blessed to be surrounded by an amazing support system to help me bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis. Our team raised a total of $1,356 this year! I’m excited to continue to grow those funds in the years to come. Thank you to all who walked with us and made donations on behalf of our team and the CFF. Your generosity means the world!


Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in nearly 400 walks across the country to support those living with Cystic Fibrosis in a mission to find a cure! The CF Foundation continues to lead the way in innovative research and drug development, promoting high-quality, individualized care, and helping people with CF live better today. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the CFF and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing their dreams.

Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we take steps to find a cure. We are at a pivotal moment in the history of Cystic Fibrosis and your support matters! Let’s keep making Great Strides until we have a cure because one day CF will stand for Cure Found.

This year’s Great Strides event will be held on Sunday, May 5th, 2019. To make donations and/or join our team, click here! I’d love for YOU to walk with us in the fight against CF!

Your support is greatly appreciated!!