GREAT STRIDES, the 9th Annual Walk and Fun Run fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is back and ready to run April 21, 2013. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event, where thousands of members join together each year for one cause – to help find a cure for CF.
Great Strides helps generate critical funds each year to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care. Our goal for Great Strides in 2013 for Chattanooga is $100,000, and there are so many ways we can get there!
Getting involved is so easy and everyone makes a significant difference. It’s simple: just bring your friends, family, and co-workers to walk with you and form a ‘Great Strides’ team. This event is known for an afternoon of outdoor fun, fresh air, and activities. But, that’s not all! Team members can earn prizes based on the money they raise. This year’s prizes include a Great Strides Tumbler, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, portable grill, and many more!
Sign up today to support our local Chattanooga Great Strides event. You can register on-line
select the “Tennessee Chapter” and then choose Chattanooga.
This year’s event is at a brand new location at McCallie. Registration begins at 1:00 and the walk/fun run at 2:00. Stick around after the walk for kid’s activities, cornhole, music, food and fun! All proceeds go to the CF Foundation for research to find a cure!
What: CF’s GREAT STRIDES Walk to benefit Cystic Fibrosis
When: Sunday, April 21, 2013 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Funds raised through Great Strides have helped spur dramatic progress in the lives of those who have cystic fibrosis. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
Every day approximately three babies are born with CF in this country; and every day at least one person with CF dies. Your help is needed right away to ensure this rapid progress continues. We greatly appreciate your participation and help in reaching our goal: to find a cure for CF!
Local corporate partners of Great Strides include Unum, Guardian Wealth and Hamico; Novartis is the presenting sponsor. There are a variety of different sponsorship opportunities with different levels of exposure. All donations and sponsors are welcomed and appreciated! For questions about how to get involved with the sponsorships, contact Emily Gurchiek at (615) 881-2739.
Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that affects 30,000 adults and children in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. It causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the CF gene.
The CF Foundation is an accredited charity of the Better Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.