Seventeen years ago, Katie organized a few friends to create a team called The Flats-a place not far from her house in the South Side. The first walk on the North Shore was small and not even half a mile, but it was fun. The matching shirts she designed made it even more fun! The years to follow allowed new friends to join the team and the Great Strides walk events grew. When Katie passed away, several friends kept the team going bringing old and new members together including spouses and children. Now most original members have moved around the country, it would be great to get some new team members to join us! Help us celebrate Katie, enjoy a nice walk and have some fun together!
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them. Will you join me and support my fundraising goal?
Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives are cut far too short. We’ve come so far, but there’s still so much work to do. I will not stop striding until all those with cystic fibrosis have a cure. We will not leave anyone behind.
Please support me!
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. With your help, we can invest our resources in research today, while raising funds for tomorrow, to ensure we have what it takes to reach the finish line. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal!