Thursday, March 14, 2019


Hello everyone, my name is Lindsay and I am honored to be Sherman Army's Team Leader for this year's Great Strides Event in Tempe Arizona. 

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that approximately 1000 babies are born with every year. Although not common it is terminal, and not being common results in less awareness; less research means more life's taken early due to the disease. Thirty years ago the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a foundation dedicated to bettering the lives of those with CF, held their first Great Strides Fund Raiser. A fundraiser that is now the biggest fundraising event for CF. 

Just a few years ago I knew nothing about CF or Great Strides, but over the past few years, as a friend to Mandie, I have learned what CF is on an individual level. 
I have watched Mandie check in and out of hospitals, swallow a handful of pills all at once more than once a day, cough and cough and cough, do treatments, and seen her lung function levels (PFTs) rise and fall and rise again. 
We have shared happy moments and scary moments. Moments of uncertainty and moments of tears. 

Cystic fibrosis is not easy, physically or emotionally. 

Yet hope lies in the research. Research that produces life changing treatments and drugs. Treatments and drugs that make the future bright. 
When Mandie was born her life expectancy was 18. Through diligent care and new research drugs she will celebrate her thirtieth birthday this year. 
With your help, we can make an even brighter future for those living with CF and arrive at the day when CF stands for Cure Found. 

Thank you for your donation, please email your mailing address to to receive a special gift of gratitude

To join as a team member: please, click this link
Walk with us April 28th in Tempe, AZ

Welcome to the team! 
Please read below for more information regarding the event: 

As part of the Sherman Army 2019 Great Strides team we want you to have the tools you need to feel confident! 
After signing up, we encourage you to set a goal of dollars to earn - remembering that each dollar gets us one step closer to a cure found. To assist you in reaching your goal, we have created a flier will all the information needed to spread awareness and encourage donations. Feel free to print the flier on your own or contact to request a desired amount fliers printed and ready to go. 

We can't wait to celebrate with you as we stride closer to a cure found! 

-Lindsay L.

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