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New Facebook App Helps Great Strides Volunteers Raise Funds

March 9, 2011  

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation unveiled a new Facebook application today, specially designed for Great Strides volunteers. The application makes it easy for volunteers to raise funds and awareness for Great Strides, the Foundation’s largest national fundraising event, using Facebook.

Each spring, volunteers come together at more than 570 Great Strides walk sites nationwide to support the fight against CF.

Many volunteers raise funds for the event through e-mail and traditional letter-writing campaigns. Using the application, volunteers can now expand their fundraising efforts to Facebook, and in many cases, reach a broader audience of friends and acquaintances on the social networking site.

Applications are a popular feature of Facebook, with an estimated 20 million applications installed every day.

Registered participants can download the new application from the Great Strides website, www.cff.org/Great_Strides.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau.