It’s that time of year again, Great Strides time! Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Here is an explanation from their website:
Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to support the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe.
The CF Foundation is leading the way in innovative research and drug development, promoting high-quality, individualized care and helping people with CF live better todays. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the Foundation and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing their dreams. But still, the lives of people with this disease are still cut far too short.
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students and colleagues to come together to help make a difference in the lives of people with CF.
Together, let’s LACE UP. WALK. CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
We had a great time walking with our teammates last year and we raised over $4000. Please join us in our efforts this year! If you’re local and can come to the event, it is being held on May 13th at 11:00am. This year’s location is at Millpond Park in Saline due to construction at the usual walk site. To join our team, please sign up here. If you’re not local, you can still sign up for the team and raise money as a virtual walker. If you would like to support my fundraising efforts, please visit my personal page.
We have so much hope that new life-altering treatments and maybe even a cure will be discovered in my lifetime. There is a lot of positive momentum now and strides are truly being made.
We’re not there yet, but we’re closer than we were yesterday. And so we keep walking.
Thank you all for your love and support!