Staying active is perhaps the most effective therapy for treating cystic fibrosis. This isn’t rocket science. As Elle Woods once said in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.”

Because of that reason specifically… the Boomer Esiason Foundation is announcing today, my birthday, the start of the #MyFitCFLife contest, where one lucky winner (and a companion) will be selected for a trip to New York and entry into Boomer’s CF Run To Breathe race in Central Park, because nothing says “happy birthday Gunnar!” like telling people to run a race.

FYI…I hate running.

So here’s what you have to do. Send us a video, use #MyFitCFLife and tell us why you stay fit to beat CF. As an example, I would open the dramatic video on a frozen pond in northwestern Canada, then I would begin a voice over and say something along the lines of this, “While coaching, and playing, hockey is a blast – and shooting pucks at the kids I coach is a great time – that’s not the only reason I play. I live for the thrill of the game, and because I know it’s great for my CF.” I would then follow that up with a few corny puns, like “puck CF,” and then proceed to be inspirational as shit. That’s my formula for making a video, and now I’m inviting you to follow my lead on this, or be more creative and go your own way.

Seriously, send us some awesome videos – I can’t wait to see them – because then maybe, just maybe, we can meet at the CF Run to Breathe this July. And when I say meet, I mean stand five feet away from each other and awkwardly wave (because CF).

Directions for sharing your video, contest rules and more info can be found below!

Boomer Esiason Foundation and Team Boomer: #MyFitCFLife Video Contest
Official Contest Rules:
This Contest is open only to United Stated residents who are at least Six (6) years of age or older at the time of entry and who have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
The information you provide as detailed below will only be used for promotion administration purposes

My Fit CF Life Video Contest is open to those that have been diagnosed with CF and are Six (6) years of age or older at the time of entry and will be conducted pursuant to NYRR race rules.
If the winner of the contest is under Eighteen (18) years of age their they must have permission of their parent or legal guardian to enter said contest.
You may participate in the contest in two ways: by uploading a video that is no longer than two minutes explaining why you run, exercise or compete on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag: #MyFitCFLife or by visiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation Woobox contest app and filling out the submission form and attaching your Vimeo, Instagram or Youtube link to your video that is two minutes long or less.
To submit your video, navigate to the video contest application on Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Facebook page. Click “Enter” and upload a video of yourself stating why you exercise, run or compete.
In the form box labeled “Comment,” provide a brief description of why exercise or sports are important to your Fit CF Life. The Boomer Esiason Foundation is not responsible for any unauthorized use of your videos by Facebook users.
 Video Submission Criteria:
All videos must be consistent with the contest theme and in compliance with the Contest Rules. The Boomer Esiason Foundation reserves the right to remove videos at any time that are not in compliance with the Contest Rules.
The following are limits on subject matter:

  • No objectionable content, including but not limited to alcohol, smoking, guns, violence, obscenities, or nudity
  • No content that is defamatory to any group or individual and/or violates any law.
 Entries for consideration will be collected from April 6, 2016 through May 27, 2016.
The Team Boomer Contest Committee will review all entries that have been submitted via the hashtag or contest application and deliberate on a winner.
There will be one winner chosen.
The winner will be announced on June 1, 2016: National Running Day.
The winner will receive a round trip airfare for two (for winner and a guest), hotel accommodations for two, race entry for two in Boomer’s CF Run to Breathe in Central Park, official Team Boomer uniforms and swag for two and a video podcast filmed with Jerry Cahill over a topic of the foundation’s choosing.
If the winner chosen is under 18 (Eighteen) years of age, they must bring their parent or legal guardian to with them.
Video Ownership:
All digital videos must be original work.
Participants retain ownership rights to their videos. By submitting your video you grant the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Team Boomer an unlimited, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publish, modify, perform and display the video on the Boomer Esiason Foundation or Team Boomer’s website and in any marketing or advertising of any kind related thereto, in any medium now known or later developed. The Boomer Esiason Foundation and Team Boomer will not pay you any compensation for your video or any use we may make of it. The Boomer Esiason Foundation and Team Boomer are not obligated to use your video and we may not notify you if we do not use it. By submitting your video, you agree and represent to the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Team Boomer that you are the sole copyright owner of the video.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc.
Odds of winning depend upon the privacy settings of the applicant’s social media account used for submission if using the hashtag to enter and are subject to review to the Team Boomer Contest Committee.