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South Georgians walk for Cystic Fibrosis

April 21, 2007

Albany--Many south Georgians put on their walking shoes all for a good cause Saturday.

The eleventh annual "Great Strides" walk kicked off at the Parks at Chehaw early that morning.

The walk is sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and it's the organization's largest nationwide fundraiser.

About 150 people took part in the walk. Many walking either have or know someone living with the debilitating disease.

Cystic Fibrosis affects about 30,000 people all over the United States.

"It's not a disease that pharmaceutical companies see as an investment in research, so our foundation is the primary funder of all research to find care and control for the patients with cystic fibrosis," says Kirsten Black.

The organization so far has raised more than $37,000 dollars from the annual event.

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