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CF Foundation October Events

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is sponsoring several events in October. The Western New York Chapter provided the following details. Each event is also listed on the CFFC calendar.

Oct 2, all day: ROSE UP

ROSE UP is a virtual fundraising event created and led by adults with cystic fibrosis to bring the CF community together and ROSE UP for a cure. Our goal is to have 650 people from all 50 states register to ROSE UP with us to help us get one step closer to our collective dream – a cure for all people with CF. To learn more, visit:

Oct. 3, 10am: Great Strides Virtual Celebration

Western NY/Rochester Chapter’s celebration of our virtual Great Strides efforts in 2020.  A Facebook Live event, join by visiting the CFF-WNY Facebook page.

Oct. 6, 7pm: Together Now, A 65 Roses Challenge Celebration

Registration is open for Together: Now!  On Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), members of the CF community and legendary athletes will share their inspiring stories, and we will celebrate the many ways people with CF and their loved ones have tackled the 65 Roses Challenge to help us advance our mission To register, visit:

October 14, 7pm: CFF Cares

CF Foundation Cares is a casual gathering where those who are caring for people with cystic fibrosis can find support by connecting with fellow members of the CF community. The agenda for this virtual conversation is to share thoughts and experiences around school-age children and returning to school.  How are families adapting to the new year?  Are there questions that might be answered by other CF parents/caregivers?   Are there lessons learned or observations to share? CFF Cares is not a counseling session.  It is a place to have candid conversations, make lasting friendships, and discover new ways to navigate the CF journey. It is a place of encouragement and hope. To register:

October 21-23: NACFC

The North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference provides a collaborative and educational forum for all CF professionals.  The educational elements of the meeting program are targeted to physicians, nurses, research scientists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, and all members of the CF health care team. Have a personal connection to cystic fibrosis? Receive access to the complimentary track which includes three plenaries, five symposia and corresponding Q&A, and the virtual exhibit hall, by selecting your personal connection to CF during the registration process. For the program and more details, please visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Patty Schwarzweller, Associate Executive Director at 716-204-2535 (office) or 585-270-0365 (direct); or email her at

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