My Great Strides Story
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them and hope you will support me in my efforts.
This year I am again walking in the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on May 6th at Oaks Park. A close friend of mine was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as a child and has battled with this degenerative lung disease all his life. He has never let this disease define him or hold him down, but continues a daily fight for the right to breathe. Many research strides are being made right now that will make an impact for those that are diagnosed with this debilitating and exhausting disease. In his day the average life expectancy was 18 years old and he lost his younger brother to the disease. With all the strides made in research, today he is 57 and the average life expectancy is 37! He is amazing and reaches out to help the CF community by being a member on a CF Adult Council offering support and encouragement. This year he is also one of the 2017 National Great Strides Ambassadors for Cystic Fibrosis. See the story here:
Here also is Willem's personal story:
Please join me in donating to my walk fundraising. I am a part of my friend and his wife Kathy's team: The Wery Walkers.
Thank you for helping my friend and making a difference for those with Cystic Fibrosis.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.