Alexandria, LA – The Baton Rouge Regional Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced the continuation of Great Strides in Alexandria, one of over 600 national walks that generate critical funds to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care. The 2013 goal of Great Strides, the largest CF fundraiser, is to raise nearly $42 million.
In Alexandria, the walk is scheduled at the following location:
Saturday, October 5th at Alexandria Senior High
Registration: 9am Walk: 10am
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.
“We still lose precious young lives to this disease every day. It’s more important than ever that we raise every dollar we can to fight CF,” said Jim Crane, State Board President for the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “We’re grateful for every volunteer, donor and corporate sponsor who supports Great Strides.”
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting the digestive and respiratory systems of over 30,000 children and adults 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 the CF gene.
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.
Registration is available before the event on our national website. Register early to ensure your spot!
To help fight CF, get involved in Great Strides by calling the Baton Rouge Chapter at (225) 769-9994 or by visiting www.cff.org/great_strides.