You can help make Cystic Fibrosis A Thing of the Past

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On Sunday, May 27, join Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Sault Ste. Marie chapter in their Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History event. Funds raised from this event are going towards critical cystic fibrosis research and care.

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease among Canadian children and young adults. It affects the lungs and the digestive system, causing a mucus buildup that makes it hard to breathe and absorb nutrients from food. Currently, there is no cure.

The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History will include people from over 70 locations across the country. These walks take place every May during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.

Event spokesperson Leah Senecal encourages people to come out and walk.

“Lace up, hit the pavement, and help lead the way in the fight against CF,” she said. “A simple act can go a long way. By joining the walk or sponsoring a participant, together we can make strides in making CF history.”

This event will take place at the Rocky DiPietro Field, located at 260 Elizabeth St.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. the day of the event.

To register online or make a donation, visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk