Thousands take part in Great Strides
On Sunday, May 30, thousands of Canadians participated in the 2010 Great Strides™ walk to help step up the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). To date, more than $2.5 million has been raised in support of the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
In more than 55 communities
across Canada, dedicated volunteers, participants, organizers and sponsors made the Great Strides™ walk a huge success.
“We are tremendously grateful to
all the volunteers and participants of this year’s Great Strides ™ walk,” said Cathleen Morrison, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “It’s been another record-setting year, and it could not have happened without the help of caring Canadians.”
Cystic fibrosis, which affects the lungs and the digestive system, is the most common, fatal, genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.
This year, the Foundation is supporting more than 50 research projects, which are exploring all aspects of the cystic fibrosis puzzle; from investigating new methods of fighting infection and inflammation in the lungs, to finding new therapies that target the basic defect at a cellular level.
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is grateful to its returning sponsors: Zellers, Kin Canada, Siemens Canada Ltd., Gilead Sciences Canada, Advocis and American Airlines.