2018 2nd Annual Mothers Retreat – September 28, 29, 30 2018



We Walk Together

A Retreat for Mothers of Children with Cystic Fibrosis

The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis

September 28-30, 2018

320 Ranch, Big Sky Montana


At We Walk Together you will find companionship, support, understanding,
resources, wonderful lodging, food, scenery, community, and time for yourself.

There is no cost for your participation in the Mothers’ Retreat
thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

 You will be responsible for your travel.

Reserve your space at the retreat with a $100 deposit.
Your deposit will be returned to you at the retreat unless you choose to donate your deposit to CDBF


Please Join Us!

The retreat is limited to 20 mothers – register by August 15th.  If registration is full we will notify you and place you on a waitlist.  

For more information contact: Laura Mentch – lauramentch@icloud.com – (406) 600-9867



  • Horseback Trail Ride (optional)
  • Welcome
  • Dinner
  • Opening and introductions
  • The Journey of a CF Mom


  • Breakfast
  • Staring into the Sun: Looking at Loss
  • Walking the Labyrinth
  • Lunch
  • Soul Collage®
  • Meditation and Yoga for Everyday Life
  • Dinner
  • Mother’s Heartbeat Drum Circle


  • Yoga practice
  • Breakfast
  • The Road to Resilience
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Lunch

New this year- Online Registration!


Meet Mike and Kat Porco with Attain Health.



Attain Health was created in 2016 through the collaborative efforts of Mike and Kat Porco from Red Lodge, Montana.

Attain Health empowers patients with cystic fibrosis by partnering with them to develop the skills necessary

to optimize daily care and regain control over their health. Attain’s platform of Integrative  Health

and Physical Performance Coaching offers clients the opportunity to set personal health goals,

develop implementation plans, establish positive habits and overcome inevitable setbacks to

achieve their vision of health.

Attain Health has served over 125 members of the cystic fibrosis community.

Together, we can make a world a better place.




65 Wellness Wishes

A special Thank you to Meghan’s Light Inc.  Sometimes people are brought into our world for a reason.  Meghans Light was formed by Meghan’s family after cystic fibrosis took her life at the age of 39.  
The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation is in the planning stages for their 2nd annual Mothers Retreat and Meghan’s Light Inc. is sending a mother from the New York area to this retreat in beautiful Big Sky Montana.
We are forever touched by the goodness of others in this fight against cystic fibrosis.  From near and far we help each other.  Words can not describe how incredible and compasionate Meghan’s Light portrays.  From Boston to Montana, our journey begins to get to know each other better.
Meghan’s Light, whose mission is to support finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and to inspire hope and courage in patients, families and communities impacted by cystic fibrosis. Meghan’s Light remembers the light without and the light within that radiated from Meghan during her earthly journey and the continued presence of her light that shines brightly today.

13th Annual Live and Silent Auction

Buy Tickets to the 13th Annual Live and Silent Auction held on March 24, 2018 now!

Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased through paypal with this link:

Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the event for $55.00 per person.

Eat Wings and Support the Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation


Hey Folks, please save the date Sept. 13th and copy and paste this coupon:

BW3 Dieruf Fundraiser event image and bring it with you to Buffalo Wild Wings.  This will be a fun time to network and be with friends.

Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20% of all sales (with the coupon) to the Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation! This money will be used toward our Mothers’ Retreat “We Walk Together” at the 320 Ranch on September 29th.  Please share and invite your friends as well!  We love your support!

You MUST have the printed ticket to qualify.  Print your ticket here!

Mothers’ Retreat

We at CDBF are so excited about our Mothers Retreat “We Walk Together.”  I, as a mom who lost our 23 year old daughter to Cystic FIbrosis and founder of our organization will be a participant in this great event. I am looking forward to a week of respite, horseback riding, and networking with moms from New York, Idaho, Washington State, and Montana.