Join the fight to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis AND challenge yourself by participating in the DC area’s Xtreme Hike, an annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation event. Meet some cool people, enjoy any of our summer training hikes, and prep for the big event: Xtreme Hike, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016.

We are there for you!

Don’t sweat it! We have a program to help you get in shape and optimize fundraising. You will receive a support package when you sign up.

Do you have friends or family members interested in joining you? Create a team of hikers or come on your own.

About Xtreme Hike

The event consists of a 25-30 mile hike, in a single day, through some of the most beautiful mountains and terrain along the East Coast. The ultimate goal of Xtreme Hike is to fund research to help those with Cystic Fibrosis live longer lives and to one day, find a cure. But there’s so much more to this event. Xtreme Hike is about reaching new heights — both physically and philanthropically. It’s a journey of passion, determination and personal triumph, as much as it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those living with CF.

Why We Hike

There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis and at present, the average life expectancy of someone living with CF is around 37 to 38 years of age.

While this is a sobering statistic, many CF patients are far exceeding that average, thanks to advancements in physical therapy protocols and medications targeted at fostering lung health. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit, donor-supported organization, is to improve the quality of life for those living with this disease and fund research to find a cure. The Foundation receives no federal funding to accomplish its aggressive goals.

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