Great Strides

Great Strides is a family-friendly fun run/walk raising awareness and funds for those living with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common, life-shortening chronic illness in Australia today. A child is born with cystic fibrosis every four days. Most will not live past their twenties. There is no cure.

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Great Strides Gold Coast

Join us on the Gold Coast for Great Strides 2024! 🌟

🗓️ Date: 18 August 2024
🕗 Time: 8 AM
📍 Location: Emerald Lakes, Carrara

Wear your Red CFQ t-shirts and help us raise funds and start a conversation about cystic fibrosis. You can grab your Great Strides merch on our website. (Tutu, Bow Tie and Rose Socks)

Enjoy a BBQ, a chat, and a walk with us. We can’t wait to see you ther

See below for more information on fundraising and volunteering for Great Strides 2024.




Please contact if you need help or if you need some ideas to get your fundraising started!







To make fundraising easier, here are some tips;


  • Personalise your fundraising page with a story about why you are participating in Great Strides and raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.

  • Email your family and friends and other potential supports with a link to your fundraising page.

  • Change your work or home email signature to include a link to your fundraising page.

  • Post about your fundraising efforts on social media, straight from your fundraising page.




We’ve put together a bunch of resources for you to promote your involvement in Great Strides and your fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland. Download any of our resources to help make Great Strides a success! Find resources here.






Social Media Tiles


Download our range of Facebook and Instagram tiles here to share with your networks! Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, @CysticFibrosisQLD and Instagram, @cysticfibrosisqueensland and use the hashtags #TakingGreatStrides #GreatStridesForCysticFibrosis







Download our printable event posters for display in your home, local cafe, or other business to help us promote our 2024 Great Strides events.



Grab your Great Strides merchandise today from our online shop!


You can collect your merchandise in advance from our Ashgrove office by emailing or organise to have it brought on the day of the event by out staff.





Would you, or your organisation, like to help Cystic Fibrosis Queensland to raise awareness and funds for those affected by cystic fibrosis? Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and learn more about the cystic fibrosis community, all while helping a great cause!

We are always looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to assist us with major events such as 65 Roses Day and Great Strides as well as other roles including office and admin support, skills-based volunteering and bookshop volunteers.

Email to find out more about volunteering with Cystic Fibrosis Queensland and Corporate Social Responsibility programs.​

Alternatively, to volunteer for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland sign up here.




Infection control


Response to COVID-19

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is committed to delivering its events safely by following best practice guidelines as outlined by Queensland Health. Please view Cystic Fibrosis Queensland’s COVID Safe Events Plan.​

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit Queensland Health.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland infection control notice for events ​

There are inherent risks that people with cystic fibrosis face when attending Cystic Fibrosis Queensland events. As a member of the cystic fibrosis community, before you decide to attend an event, please read this warning very carefully.

Any event organised by Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is open to our members and therefore will be attended by members of the cystic fibrosis community for the primary purpose of their enjoyment, information, recreation and the opportunity to mix at the venue with other members of the cystic fibrosis community. If you (or any children under 18 years of age who will attend a Cystic Fibrosis Queensland event with your permission) have cystic fibrosis, there may be a real, serious and inherent risk that by attending the event you (or your children) will be exposed to pathogens that might severely harm your (or your children’s) health. These pathogens could include (but are not limited to): Burkholderia cepacia, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, human respiratory syncytial virus, human parainfluenza viruses, influenza viruses or other pathogens that are currently unknown. For people with cystic fibrosis, exposure to these pathogens could lead to serious illness, injury or even death. If you, or your accompanying children, attend a Cystic Fibrosis Queensland event, then reducing physical contact (e.g. kissing, shaking hands) is likely to reduce the risk of cross-infection, but there is no reliable or effective way to eliminate all risk of transfer of a pathogenic infection. You should also practice good public health hygiene (e.g. hand washing, covering your mouth if you cough) to reduce the risk for others.