Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk @ Veterans Park
When: Sun May 19th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Veterans Park | 480 Ocean Street | Hyannis
The MA-RI Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of Great Strides, a national walk event held in hundreds of cities that generates critical funds to fight cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease.
In Hyannis, walk is scheduled at Veterans Park and will COINCIDE WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS MONTH IN MAY:
DATE: Sunday, May 19; WALK SITE: Veterans Park, Hyannis;
TIME: Check-In: 12:00 PM Walk: 1:00 PM
“We still lose precious young lives to this disease every day. It’s more important than ever that we rally our community to fight CF,” said Kerry and Bill Sullivan, volunteers for the CF Foundation’s MA-RI Chapter Hyannis Walk. “We are grateful for every volunteer, donor and corporate sponsor who supports Great Strides.”
Funds raised through Great Strides have helped spur dramatic progress in the lives of those who have cystic fibrosis. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
The 2013 goal of Great Strides is to raise nearly $42 million nationwide for CF research, education and care.
Cystic fibrosis affects about 30,000 adults and children in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. It causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of a defective CF gene.
The CF Foundation is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.
To help fight CF, get involved in Great Strides by calling the MA-RI Chapter at 508-655-6000 or by visiting http://greatstrides.cff.org.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. For more information, go to www.cff.org