Great Strikes, Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis
Friday, May 18th 2007, 1:45 PM CDT
An Oklahoma family hopes you and your family will head out to the Tulsa Zoo this weekend for the Cystic Fibrosis 2007 Great Strides walk.
The annual fundraiser happens across the country, and itâ€™s the Cystic Fibrosis Foundationâ€™s largest fundraising event. The money raised goes towards the development of drugs and treatments for CF. That money could also possibly find a cure for Grace, a 4-year-old Oklahoman living with the disease.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Through scientific advancements the life expectance of CF patients has increased form school age to 35 years of age.
If youâ€™re interested in participating in the Great Strides one-mile walk it will be held Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Tulsa Zoo. Check in time is at 9 a.m., the walk begins at 10 a.m. and lunch is at noon.
To register for the walk,
If youâ€™re interested in donating to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,