That's the number of people who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis in the US alone. Most of them are children and young adults.
GREAT STRIDES: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fund-raising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF. Every penny raised by Great Strides goes directly into funding research for better drugs and treatments. Every day that passes by means one day closer to the cure.
In 2007, more than $34 million was raised to support vital CF programs.
The goal for 2008 is $40 million.
Last September, Tricia and I helped organize the first ever Great Strides Walk on the OBX, raising over $30,000 with the help of a few hundred of our friends. Although our time here in Durham is limiting our ability to help much in the organization of this year's walk, we are looking forward to being there at 9am on September 13, 2008 at Dare County Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC.
We can all make a difference and help improve and save the lives of thousands, if not millions of people. Please, take a few minutes to visit my Great Strides Home Page and consider either donating or signing up and becoming an official member of Team PattySue and helping me reach my personal goal of $10,000. If every person who visits this blog every day would only donate one dollar, I would more than double my personal goal.
And, consider coming and walking with us, or Finding A Walk Near You.
You could walk for Seth in Elizabeth City on September 13.
You could walk for Lori in Chesapeake, VA on April 19.
Or, you could walk in honor of Tricia, Eva, Alice or somebody you know.
I want Gwyneth Rose to grow up with her mother alive and well. With your help, we can give both of my girls that opportunity.