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Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: Griffiss Institute, Griffiss Business & Technology Park

Phone: 1-315-463-7965

Email: jmoquin@cff.org

Link: http://www.centralny.cff.org

Event Description

ROME, N.Y. − On Saturday May 11, the Central New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its 25th annual Mohawk Valley Great Strides walk at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park in Rome. The walk will begin and end at Griffiss Institute.

Great Strides is a national walk event held in hundreds of cities that generates critical funds to fight cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease.
It’s more important than ever that we rally our community to fight CF,” said Kathy McAuliffe, one of the founding members of the Mohawk Valley Great Strides. “We are grateful for every volunteer, donor and corporate sponsor who supports our walk.”

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 goal of Great Strides is to raise nearly $42 million nationwide for CF research, education and care.

More than 25 teams are expected for the Mohawk Valley event, including some in memory of friends and family members who have passed as a result of complications of CF, as well as new teams started by families with recently diagnosed patients.
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