a virtual wellness program for people with CF

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BreatheStrong+ – a year-round, virtual wellness program focused on fitness and nutrition as well as the impact wellness has on mental health.

Join the CF Community to get motivated and rewarded for making wellness a priority all year! All ages are welcome. Children under 13 are required to have parental permission.

When you register, Charity Footprints automatically creates your fundraising and fitness progress page. We encourage you to share your fundraiser page to help support BreatheStrong CF, but fundraising is not required. The platform offers other features including chat, leaderboards and a scrapbook photo sharing area.

A Point-Based Program

Participants earn points toward incentive prizes in three ways:

  1. Fitness activities
  2. Fundraising for BreatheStrong CF (fundraising is encouraged, but not required)
  3. Participating in fun wellness challenges and building other healthy habits

All of your fitness, fundraising and wellness points add up to make your total Footprints!

For example, when you’ve accrued 1,000 Footprints, you’ll receive an exclusive BreatheStrong+ t-shirt! It’s easy to keep track of all your points by connecting an activity tracker (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, etc.) or by manually entering data.

Use our convenient fitness minutes to miles conversion and wellness activity points charts to see how easily you can rack up your point for prizes.

Quarterly 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 have a minimum 5,000 quarterly footprint balance and complete an application will be considered for the giveaway.

Learn more about the AffloVest at www.afflovest.com.

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

General Questions

Do I have to start a fundraiser to participate?

Fundraising is not required to participate, but it is a critical part of the program. Funds raised help us keep our exercise and critical needs grants going and the BreatheStrong+ program free for those with CF.

When you register, a page will automatically be created for you which will host your progress on activities as well as fundraising. Whether or not you share the fundraising page is up to you.

How do I know what challenges and content are active/scheduled?

We’ve got so many ways for you to be in the loop:

  • Follow BreatheStrong CF on Instagram or Facebook
  • You’ll receive emails with upcoming activities.
  • We’ll communicate relevant information through the Charity Footprints Chat feature. On the mobile app, you’ll find Chat in the bottom menu.
Can my child participate?

Yes! People of all ages can participate. If your child doesn’t have an email address or computer access, you may create an account for them and use your email address so you’ll receive communications. We will offer alternate incentives if a child wins a prize.

When will I get my t-shirt?

We will ship your t-shirt after your account has reached 1,000 Footprints. Your total Footprints total is the sum of fitness points, fundraising points and wellness activity points. The Charity Footprints leaderboard will have a dashboard helping you keep track!

On the Charity Footprints app: Select Leaderboards from the menu at the bottom of the screen. You can toggle between Individual Leaderboard and Team Leaderboard from the box at the top of this page. Note: You can’t access individual progress pages through the app, you’ll need to follow browser directions for that feature.

From a browser:

  • Go to: www.charityfootprints.com/breathestrong
  • Click the short menu lines at the top right of the screen and select Log In.
  • Once logged in, click the arrow next to your profile picture to reveal the menu.
  • Select either Individual Leaderboard or Team Leaderboard.
How do I apply for the quarterly AffloVest giveaway?

First, apply for the giveaway at https://milesforcf.wufoo.com/forms/breathestrong-afflovest-giveaway-application/. If you apply more than once, we will consider your most recent application during the evaluation process.

Our team considers several factors when selecting a recipient: financial need, potential impact on quality of life and health, and substance of the application.

To be eligible for the AffloVest giveaway, participants must have a minimum of 5,000 points in Charity Footprints during the quarter.

We will continue to consider your application each quarter so long as the minimum point value is met. There’s no need to reapply unless you want to update the content in your application.

How are Ambassadors chosen?

Prospective ambassadors complete an application (HERE). We have a steering committee that reviews the applications considering qualifications and experience with the CF committee. The application process is open year-round.

How do I sign up for Beam CF for free?

Adult classes through Beam CF are available for free for participants of BreatheStrong+, thanks to a generous contribution from the Helen E. Eisenman Fund. When you register for BreatheStrong+, your registration confirmation email will include a unique code to input upon checkout. Can’t find your code? Email shawna@breathestrongcf.org for support.

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Fitness and Activity Tracking Questions

How will I track my workouts?

Connect a tracker
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.

From the Charity Footprints App: Select MORE from the bottom right menu. Then Click Device Integrations.
From a web browser (www.charityfootprints.com/breathestrong): Click on the short menu lines at the top right of the screen and select log in.  Once logged in, click on the arrow next to your profile picture to reveal the menu. Click on Devices.

Use the Charity Footprints app for run, walk, bike distance
If you don’t have a tracker, the Charity Footprints app has a “Record Workout” option that captures distance for run, walk or bike workouts. Just take your phone along for the trip!
On the app, from the home page, scroll down to the green button RECORD WORKOUT.

Manually enter exercise
There is a manual entry option.

  • From the app, scroll down the home page until you see My Fitness. Click the green Add button.
  • From the web site, you can upload your workouts here. Select Activities/Workouts from the dropdown menu.
  • We track miles. So, if you’ve done an alternate workout that is time-based, check our Minutes to Miles chart to record your fitness in miles.

Resources:
Minutes to Miles Chart
Wellness Points Chart

How do I connect a fitness tracker?

Charity Footprints can connect with several fitness trackers. Once connected, you will automatically earn points for fitness! 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.

From the Charity Footprints App:

  • At the bottom of the screen, click More
  • Click the button labeled Device Integrations
  • Select your device type and follow log-in instructions

From CharityFootrpints.com/Breathestrong:

  • Log in
  • Click the down arrow next to your profile picture at the top right of the screen
  • Scroll down to select Devices
  • Select your device type and follow log-in instructions

If you don’t have a tracker, the Charity Footprints app has a “Record Workout” option that captures distance for run, walk or bike workouts. Just take your phone along for the trip!
On the app, from the home page, scroll down to the green button RECORD WORKOUT.

Need an eligible tracker? Complete the CF questionnaire to be considered for a FitBit grant!

How do I track wellness activities?

You log your wellness activities in the same spot as you would log fitness time manually.

On the Charity Footprints app: scroll down the home page until you see My Activities. Click the green Add button. Click the plus sign at the top and select the activity.

From a browser:

  • Go to: www.charityfootprints.com/breathestrong
  • Click the short menu lines at the top right of the screen and select Log In.
  • Once logged in, click the navy button that reads LOG ACTIVITY at the top of the page to the left of your profile picture.

Click HERE to see all wellness activities you can log!