Walk to Make CF History reaches milestone

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By Shawna O'Neill
Walk to Make CF History reaches milestone
CF Walkers 2019. Allison Proulx photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis (CF) History reached a 15-year milestone last weekend on Sunday, May 26.

With sunshine and favourable temperatures, 87 participants walked along our scenic waterfront after registering at  Lamoureux Park.

“This particular Walk has been held for 15 years now,” said Kim Baird, past Walk Chairperson. “We raised just shy of $6,000 this year.”

This year’s fundraiser was organized by Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Kin Canada. This year’s Chairperson, Sue Carron, was unavailable for a comment at the time of publication.

“It brings awareness to the disease,” said Baird about the Walk. “Our number one mandate is to raise money for research, or an affective control.”

Baird said that there are about 15 individuals under the age of 30-years-old from Cornwall and SDG who currently live with CF. She noted that CF is often physically unnoticeable, but it greatly impacts individuals’ lives. CF is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s digestive and respiratory systems.

“We just appreciate the community support, not just for the Walk but for all of our events…throughout the year. Together we will end CF,” said Baird. “We appreciate our supporting sponsors, Cornwall Kinsmen and Cornwall Kinettes.”

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