Hundreds Walk For Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

Reported by: Webb Wright
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Updated: 4/22/2013 2:08 pm
     Over 500 local walkers laced 'em up for the ninth annual Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis.
     The event was held at the McCallie school with over 50 teams participating.
There was a one mile walk around the track and also a 5k run, all to raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis, which affects more than 80 patients in Chattanooga alone.
     It's is a disease that attacks the lungs, pancreas and liver.
     "Unfortunately, again it's not black and white, so one of our patients could be poor lung function, another one of our patients could not even have symptoms of CF until they are in their 30s so it really is a wide variety of symptoms," said Tiffany Kerns with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
      The walk raised over 120 thousand dollars, the most ever in the event's history, and nearly forty thousand more than last year's event.
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