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Great Strides

Rain couldn’t stop us this year! The Greater NY Chapter hosted 10 walks throughout the months of May and June raising over $2.4 million! We would like to extend a big thank you to all of the committee members, participants, donors, volunteers, sponsors, and in-kind donors who helped make each and every one of our walks so successful!

This Great Strides season was an exciting one! The Foundation launched a new look and feel to the walk program and updated the Great Strides tag line from “Walk Today. Add Tomorrows” to “Lace-up. Walk. Cure cystic fibrosis.” to reflect our ultimate goal and the active role we each play in finding a cure for CF. Here at the Greater NY Chapter we also launched 3 new industry based campaigns - Banking on a Cure, Construct the Cure, and Insure the Cure - to spotlight some of our amazing corporate supporters. (Read more here)

Also new to the walks across the country was the addition of teamMATE and Mission Stations. The teamMATE Station showcased local chapter involvement opportunities and information about advocacy. The Mission Station displayed new Compass and cystic fibrosis materials, as well as distributed Mission Beads. Every walk participant had the opportunity to earn different colored beads based on their CF connection. The categories were:

CF Family Member CF Friend CF Fighter Corporate Sponsor Committee Member Advocate CF Care Giver CFF Mission Supporter Thank you again for your continued support and dedication to Great Strides. We are extremely excited for what to come in 2017 and we hope you are too!