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Cystic Fibrosis NJ Fundraiser
Apr 17, 2018

Great Strides Event to Raise Funds 

Cystic Fibrosis NJ Fundraiser

The Greater New Jersey Chapter will host its 30th anniversary of Great Strides as part of a national effort to fight cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a rare, genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe and causes premature death. Walkers throughout New Jersey will join 400 cities and 125,000 people nationwide to support the foundation’s mission; to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

“Great Strides is critical to our lifesaving efforts and every walker who joins us helps make a difference in the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis,” said Stephanie Karlo, Executive Director of the Greater New Jersey Chapter. “While tremendous progress has been made in fighting this devastating disease, we have a long way to go. That’s why we are grateful for our volunteers and sponsors, who are a vital part of this effort.”

In 2018, Great Strides aims to raise $39 million nationwide to help support important CF research, advocacy, and patient care. Funds raised through the annual event have driven dramatic progress in the fight against the disease. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, many people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s, and beyond.

Walk events are scheduled at the following locations in the month of May, which is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.

May 5 Long Beach Island 10:00 am

May 6 Bradley Beach 10:00 am

May 6 South Brunswick 10:00 am

May 12 Point Pleasant Beach 11:00 am

May 12 Verona 10:00 am

May 20 Paramus 10:00 am

May 20 Morristown 10:00 am

To get involved in Great Strides and help fight CF, call the Greater New Jersey Chapter at (973) 656-9200 or visit http://fightcf.cff.org/newjersey.