Walk for Cystic Fibrosis on Today
Prince George, B.C. – Cystic Fibrosis Canada is holding a fundraising walk today at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park off 17th Avenue.
The Prince George walk is just one of the many events being held across the country today as thousands of participants gather to support the effort to end the disease. The funds raised at the walk are used for research as well as supporting and advocating for high-quality individualized CF care.
Cystic Fibrosis is a disorder in which a person has an inherited defective gene that causes mucus, sweat and digestive juices to be thick and sticky rather than thin and slippery. The secretions can block tubes and ducts in organs including the lungs and pancreas. Complications from the disorder can lead to respiratory failure, chronic infections, osteoporosis and other conditions. Life expectancy depends upon the severity of the disease and the age of diagnosis. CF can afflict people of all ages.
The walk here is assembling in the fielded area at the park off 17th Avenue, a little closer to Queensway as the bandshell is pre-booked for another event. Registration for the CF Walk takes place at 11 am, with the walk beginning at 12 noon and running until 2 pm.
You can find further information at: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/#sthash.6xloPlgt.dpuf