Born To Stride: Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Born To Stride: Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Research

I love to take walks along the Fox River Trail in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. I can always appreciate the dense trees and the sound of the water flowing next to the path. Sure, the bikers whiz by sometimes lacking “trail etiquette” and every now and then, those pesky water bugs fly into your mouth and up your nose, but for the most part, exposure to this stretch of the Fox Valley is lovely.

Armed with over 300 walking buddies last year, I participated in one of my favorite events:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Great Strides walk at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles!

If you find yourself itching for something to do, come rain or shine, please consider walking to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.

If you are unable to walk, I ask you to donate! I am part of Team Katiebear and would wholeheartedly appreciate your support!

My niece was diagnosed with CF at birth. With guidance from her CF Care Team and donations which support the discovery of new medications to fight CF and eventually find a cure, Katie is a thriving, beautiful (I am a little biased), and sassy 12-year-old girl!

This Sunday, May 20th, I will walk to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raise money to support research to find a cure. My family will join countless other teams who support a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with CF.

Join us!

Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles, IL

8:30 – 10:00    Check-In, Registration, Raffle, Snacks and Beverages

10:00 – 11:00  Walk (3 miles)

For more information about Great Strides, contact Amanda Zar at 312.236.4491 x 112 or

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. For more information, go to

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