CORNWALL, Ontario – May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month and the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History turns 15 this year.
Taking place in Lamoureux Park on Sunday, May 26 the Cornwall walk raised $7,000 last year and $100,000 since 2005.
The walk typically sees between 30 and 40 participants and organizer Kim Baird said that every bit helps.
“We are really appreciative of every walker and every dollar,” she said. “Every person deserves the hope to live a long and healthy life.”
Registration for this year’s walk is at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:45 a.m. To register, raise funds or donate, see www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic diseases facing children and young adults.
Common symptoms include a persistent accompanied by thick mucous, wheezing, shortness of breath and frequent chest infections.