Events

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January 2021

Yoga for CF Health

Starting Saturday, January 16, 2021, 9:00 am PT

This free online interactive class is taught by Martha Modawell, Certified Yoga Instructor and mother of two children with CF. Get your mat and join your CF community members in a fun, healthy and relaxing yoga session. The class is free to individuals with CF, as well as parents, spouses, partners, and siblings of those with CF.

For more information and to register, click here.

Sponsored to date by Ionis Pharmaceuticals.

 

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February 2021

Support Group to Cope with COVID-19 Stress

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 5:00 pm PT

Coronavirus and Risk ReductionEvery other week, CFRI hosts an online discussion/support group for CF community members to talk about COVID-19 related stress and anxiety, moderated by Yelizaveta Sher, MD, psychiatrist at Stanford’s Adult CF Center.

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, February 15, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

 

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are sponsored to date by Chiesi USA, Genentech, and private donors.

Support Group to Cope with COVID-19 Stress

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5:00 pm PT

Coronavirus and Risk ReductionEvery other week, CFRI hosts an online discussion/support group for CF community members to talk about COVID-19 related stress and anxiety, moderated by Yelizaveta Sher, MD, psychiatrist at Stanford’s Adult CF Center.

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

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March 2021

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, March 15, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

 

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are sponsored to date by Chiesi USA, Genentech, and private donors.

Virtual CF Spring Mini Retreat

Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21, 2021

CFRI’s Virtual CF Spring Mini Retreat will take place online from Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21, 2021. The retreat will be fully virtual, and will offer educational presentations by CF experts and special guests, as well as daily exercise, arts and crafts, support group sessions, and more.

New participants are encouraged to attend. Registration is required and limited to 100 participants.

For more information and to register, click here. For any questions, please email retreat@cfri.org.

Sponsored to date by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, AbbVie and Gilead Sciences.

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April 2021

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, April 19, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

 

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are sponsored to date by Chiesi USA, Genentech, and private donors.

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May 2021

Virtual Embrace Mothers Retreat

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 9:00 am PT – 5:00 pm PT

CFRI’s 7th annual Embrace Mothers Retreat for Mothers of Children and Adults with CF will take place virtually on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Through art workshops, yoga, journaling, CF resources, and respite time, the retreat offers an opportunity for women who share the CF path to connect and rejuvenate.

There will be two shorter preparatory workshops on Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24 (time TBD).

Space is limited to 30 women. All art, journaling and other supplies will be sent in advance, and there is no charge to attend.

For more information and to register, click here.

Sponsored to date by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, AbbVie, and Gilead Sciences.

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, May 17, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

 

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are sponsored to date by Chiesi USA, Genentech, and private donors.

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For information or to register for these events, please email cfri@cfri.org or call 650.665.7576.