Cystic Fibrosis Foundation seeks participants for fundraising walk in Greenville

Great Strides Fundraising Walk Photo

A non-profit group is inviting the public to join a fundraising walk this April in Greenville to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Great Strides Fundraising Walk will take place on Saturday, April 6th, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Town Common Park, located at 105 East 1st Street.

The event will feature a 2-mile walk along the Tar River Greenway, kids games, food, drinks, a live DJ, and an appearance by ECU’s “PeeDee the Pirate.”

Organizers hope this event will raise $60,000 to fund research into a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

To register as an individual or a team to participate in the walk, CLICK HERE.

According to the CFF, the average lifespan of someone with CF is 38 years old.

The group says a drug called “The Triple Combo” is set to be approved and released by early 2020 that will benefit 90% of people with Cystic Fibrosis, by treating the underlying cause of the disease, but the drug can not completely cure Cystic Fibrosis.

The CFF says there are more than 1,700 mutations of Cystic Fibrosis that people are born with, making it very difficult for 1 drug to treat all people with the disease.

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