Chicago 2017


About Our Walk

Chicago Great Strides presented by J.E. Manzi and Associates, Inc. and DMC, is proud to be one of the largest cystic fibrosis walks in the country, raising over $600,000 through the help of over 1,500 walkers. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that the Chicago community looks forward to year after year. 

We’re still searching for a cure, and the funds raised through the Great Strides walk help us finance a unique approach to drug discovery, yielding a therapeutics pipeline with more than 30 potential therapies in development. Virtually every approved CF drug available today was made possible because of the foundation’s support. 
We hope you will join us for our annual lakefront walk and 5K run to help make CF stand for Cure Found! Click HERE for more information or to register for the 5k Superhero Fun Run . Please note – If you have formed a Great Strides team and wish to participate in the 5K a separate registration is required for that event. 

Special thanks to:
Greater Illinois Presenting Sponsor – J.E. Manzi and Associates, Inc. 
Chicago Great Strides Presenting Sponsor - DMC 
Honorary Walk Co-Chairs – Mary and Lou DeFalco 

Circle 65 celebrates a Great Strides team’s cumulative fundraising efforts. Congratulations to the following teams for their amazing accomplishments and for helping add tomorrows!



Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 30K Team Megan ($78,223.00)
  2 -  Top Team 30K Team DeFalco ($39,790.00)
  3 -  Top Team 15K Conor's Clan ($20,187.00)
  4 -  Top Team 10K Team Lusk ($14,240.00)
  5 -  Top Team 10K Kadyn's Krew ($13,557.95)

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Top Striders

  1 -  Super Strider Frank Riordan ($52,300.00)
  2 -  Super Strider Maureen Riordan ($17,555.00)
  3 -  Super Strider Hal Lusk ($12,795.00)
  4 -  Super Strider Peter Bradley ($12,395.00)
  5 -  Super Strider Kelly Douglass ($11,700.00)

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Super Striders

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The success of Great Strides depends on the wonderful volunteers who help the day of the event as well as throughout the year.

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Walk Goal: $671,000.00

Raised: $497,089.86

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Walk Details

Date: 5/21/2017
Check-in: 9:30 AM
Walk: 11:00 AM
Distance: 5K
Chapter: Greater Illinois Chicago, illinois@cff.org, 312-236-4491
Event Location: Montrose Harbor,
Chicago, IL

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