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8th Annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Taking Place May 28th in Brockville

8th Annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Taking Place May 28th in Brockville

Brockville – On Sunday, May 28, Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 1000 Islands Chapter will host the 8th Annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History at Memorial Park – Soccer Fieldhouse (Laurier Boulevard entrance) to help raise funds for critical cystic fibrosis (CF) research and care.

“Run, walk, bike or stroll, and lead the way in the fight against CF,” said Caroline Rigutto, walk co-ordinator. “A simple act can go a long way. By joining the walk or sponsoring a participant, together we can make strides in making CF hisory. There are 2km and 4km distances for the walk which leaves from the soccer fieldhouse, partiipants will travel the Brock trail and sidewalks throughout the north end of the city. A Kinsmen BBQ will be provided to participants after the walk.

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease among Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. In the 1960’s, most Canadian children with CF did not live long enough to attend kindergarten. Now, the median age of survival of Canadians with CF is among the highest in the world at 52.1 years. We have come a long way, but at present there is no cure or control for cystic fibrosis and according to the most recent data of the patients who lost thir battle to CF, half were under 32 years of age.

The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History will host thousands of participants in over 65 locations across the country. The walks take place every May during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, when Cystic Fibrosis Canada raises awarenesss about the disease and raises funds for vital CF research, care and advocacy issues.

The event will be held Sunday, May 28th, 2017. Registration begins at 10 am, walk begins at 11 am. To register today and/or make a donation, please visit cysticfibrosis.ca/walk.

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