4th annual Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis to be held Sept. 26

Shelbyville Daily Union
4th annual Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis to be held Sept. 26
Alexia Taylor, left, and Makenzie (Fleshner) Rentfro.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a deadly disease that affects approximately 30,000 Americans. It is currently incurable and affects the lungs, digestive system, and reproductive organs. Real progress towards a cure has been made, but the lives of young people with Cystic Fibrosis are still cut far too short.

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. — Shelby Memorial Hospital (SMH) and the SMH Foundation made the choice to sponsor the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Walk in 2012. The walk is designed to honor survivors, bring awareness of CF and to fund research to cure this deadly disease.

The Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis will be one of three events held on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the fourth annual Shelby County Cystic Fibrosis Event. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9:30 a.m.. Donations and pledges are encouraged from walkers.

Great Strides is a beautiful, two-mile walk through the General Dacey Trail in Forest Park in Shelbyville. It provides people in the community a chance to get involved and form teams through their workplace, service clubs or organizations or with family and friends. Participants walk to raise money, educate people about the disease and support those who fight Cystic Fibrosis on a daily basis. Continue Reading

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