Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis
North Glenmore Park West Entrance - Snowy Owl Site
Sunday, May 27, 2012
10:00am – 2:00pm
Great Strides™ Walk for cystic fibrosis
What: A non-competitive, family-oriented 3km fundraising walk with a BBQ lunch, children’s activities and entertainment for participants.
When: Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: North Glenmore Park West Entrance - Snowy Owl Site
Why: Supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the thousands of Canadian with cystic fibrosis*. Funds raised will support vital cystic fibrosis research and specialized care.
Who: Open to the public and all members of the CF community, persons with CF, family, friends, colleagues, corporate teams, etc.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children. CF affects a person’s body in many ways, but is most devastating to the lungs and digestive system. Children with cystic fibrosis struggle to have a normal childhood, facing challenges such as failure to thrive, spending two or more hours per day undergoing physical therapy and taking 20 or more pills per day to digest food.
* In Canada, there are approximately 3,600 children and young adults with CF. 1 in 25 Canadians carries the defective gene responsible for CF.