My Great Strides Story
Gwena, my seven-year-old granddaughter, has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects her lungs and digestion. She spends an hour or more a day doing breathing treatments to clear her lungs, and takes 20+ pills each day so that she can digest the food she eats. She dreads the throat swabs she has to have every 3 months, and doing her annual blood draw.
Without these pills and treatments, she would not be alive today. Each newly discovered treatment for CF adds tomorrows to the lives of people like Gwena, but without a cure their lives will still be cut short by this disease.
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.
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.