TUPELO – Great strides have been made in trying to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, but the there is still no cure for a disease that affects over 30,000 Americans and several families across Northeast Mississippi.
The CF Foundation will host “Great Strides Tupelo: A Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis” at 9 a.m. Saturday Oct. 19 at Ballard Park in Tupelo.
Cystic fibrosis causes difficulties primarily in the lungs and digestive systems of its patients and can lead to life-threatening infections and the disability of organs.
Area residents are invited to attend the 5K and are reminded you don’t have to complete the race to show your support to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. There is no minimum contribution, but those raising more than $100 will get a “Great Strides” T-shirt.
Refreshments will be available for all.
There will also be a silent auction.
Great Strides is the national project for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All funds raised will support research for a cure and foundation accredited care centers.
For more information please call the CF Foundation Mississippi Chapter at 601-981-3100.