Cystic fibrosis walk in Richmond Hill brings out tears, hope

Sarah Doucette, who had CF, died in January. Her parents took part in the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis in Richmond Hill and talked of her spirit and happiness despite her illness.
YORK REGION | Simone Joseph, Richmond Hill Liberal

The Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis was clearly an emotional event for Natalie Doyle.

Hugs, questions about the event and encouraging words from friends, acquaintances and family brought smiles but also tears for this Richmond Hill mother.

So what made her so emotional?

“The hope that we can find a cure in my lifetime,” Doyle said. “I’m overwhelmed with the support, to be honest.”

Doyle was upset last year to learn that Cystic Fibrosis Canada did not have the means to secure the event in York Region for 2015.

So, she began personally organizing the walk by securing a location and sponsors.

Today was the third annual event - called Carstar’s Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis. Continue reading
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