Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches GREAT STRIDES Walks Nationwide at 600 Locations
Tens of Thousands of Volunteers Seek to Raise
Tens of thousands of walkers are expected to turn out at 600 sites nationwide from now until June. The greatest number of walks takes place the weekend of
“GREAT STRIDES is the most important fundraiser we have all year, and we are grateful to every walker who joins us,” said
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 adults and children in
With the support of the CF Foundation, there have been dramatic advances in cystic fibrosis research and care. In the 1950s, children born with cystic fibrosis usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, the predicted median survival age has risen to more than 37 years.
The CF Foundation has earned a four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator and is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. GREAT STRIDES 2009 is sponsored nationally by American Airlines(R) and Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc.
To help fight CF and get involved in GREAT STRIDES, please call (800) FIGHT CF or visit http://greatstrides.cff.org.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. Headquartered in
SOURCE Cystic Fibrosis Foundation