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Walk for Cystic Fibrosis cure

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –You can help fight cystic fibrosis by taking great strides this weekend.

Saturday Wild Adventures is hosting the Great Strides Walk to raise money for cystic fibrosis research.

It will help people living with CF, like 10-year old Katie Courson and 27-year old Jennifer Stroble.

When Stroble was 5-months old her parents were told she'd only live about ten years.

After years of research, life expectancy has increased.

"It's 37 now, so that's really exciting," said Stroble. "The foundation is doing so well and we're getting so close to a cure."

"I have cystic fibrosis and it feels really good to go home and know there is a lot of people that are paying attention and do care which is a great feeling to have and if they walk they get the same feeling," said Courson.

The CF Foundation Valdosta chapter hopes to raise $115,000 this year.

The chapter first put on the walk in 2002 with the help of one of its biggest supporters Ambling Companies.

 
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