Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches Great Strides Walks Nationwide at 600 Locations

May 7, 2009 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of Great Strides, a national walk that generates critical funds for life-saving cystic fibrosis (CF) research. The 2009 goal of Great Strides, the largest CF fundraiser, is to raise $40 million.

Tens of thousands of walkers are expected to turn out at 600 sites nationwide from now until June. The greatest number of walks takes place the weekend of May 16-17. May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.

“Great Strides is the most important fundraiser we have all year, and we are grateful to every walker who joins us,” said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the CF Foundation. “Every dollar raised brings us closer to finding a cure for this devastating disease.”

To help fight CF and get involved in Great Strides, please call (800) FIGHT CF or visit greatstrides.cff.org.