ABOUT BREATHESTRONG+ CAMPAIGN
 
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BreatheStrong+ is a year-round, virtual program focused on developing and maintaining healthy habits. BreatheStrong+ content is primarily geared toward people living with cystic fibrosis and their loved ones, but anyone with wellness goals is welcome to participate.

 

If you have questions, please email rrockhold@milesforcf.org

 
 
FREE REGISTRATION for anyone with cystic fibrosis living in the U.S.
$35 annual fee for family members, friends and supporters
 
POINT-BASED PROGRAM
Participants earn points for fitness activities, fundraising, participating in fun wellness challenges and other healthy habits. You can connect an activity tracker (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, etc.) or manually enter data to earn points.
 
WELLNESS CHALLENGES
Join in on weekly, monthly and quarterly challenges to earn points and qualify for incentives and chances for big prizes!
 
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN A TEAM
Participate as an individual or as a team. Teams can communicate through the app’s chat feature and work together to participate in challenges. Build your own team, or join one of our pre-set teams.
 
INCENTIVES
Every challenge offers a chance at an incentive. From t-shirts to fitness equipment and everything in between, our incentives are worth the effort!
 
AFFLOVEST GIVEAWAY
Participating CF warriors in the U.S. can qualify for a quarterly AffloVest giveaway. The AffloVest mobile airway clearance vest offers an opportunity to get airway clearance treatment ANYWHERE! Those who maintain a minimum footprint balance and complete an application will be considered for the giveaway.
 
WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK
Be part of the BreatheStrong+ community where we share valuable information and tips to help you reach your wellness goals. Hear from Vertex Education Ambassadors who are CF fighters, families and healthcare professionals who work in the CF community. You’ll see social posts, emails and videos with messages of support, motivation and education.
 
 
 
 
 
ACTIVITY GOAL
COMPLETED: 39,475 points
TARGET: 2,000,000 points
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 17,031 miles
TARGET: 146,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 2,811
TARGET: $ 25,000
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
MILES FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS INC.
Miles for Cystic Fibrosis (M4CF) is an Atlanta-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help people with CF run their best race towards longer, stronger lives.

M4CF honors all those with cystic fibrosis for their marathon-like efforts every day simply to maintain health.

Our Program Service Goals are to:

Promote a physically active lifestyle for individuals living with cystic fibrosis.
Provide financial support to individuals and organizations within the CF community.
Create opportunities for action and service for member of the CF community.
Serve as an educational resource for the CF community and to the general public.

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
Funds raised will support Miles for Cystic Fibrosis (M4CF) and its programs. M4CF supports people living with cystic fibrosis through its BreatheStrong exercise grants and wellness incentive program. In addition, M4CF provides financial support to CF families through its Susan C. Burroughs Critical Needs Initiative. Learn more at www.milesforcf.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. ?>

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.