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Community gathers for 'Cystic Fibrosis Walk'

Dozens of families walked for a cure on Saturday. (Source: WALB) Dozens of families walked for a cure on Saturday. (Source: WALB)
Colleen Hood is a 4th grader living with cystic fibrosis. (Source: WALB) Colleen Hood is a 4th grader living with cystic fibrosis. (Source: WALB)
Hood said the event was a success. (Source: WALB) Hood said the event was a success. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dozens of families joined together on Saturday to walk for a cure in Albany.

More than 50 people gathered at Riverfront Park for the annual 'Cystic Fibrosis Walk'. 

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects a person's lungs and other organs.

Several Albany residents are living with cystic fibrosis. 

One of them is fourth grader at Deerfield Windsor School, Colleen Hood.

She said she looks forward to the walk every year and is always surprised at how many people show up.

"It just means that they all came to support me and that makes me feel really good that they care about me," said Hood. 

Saturday's walk helped raise more than $8,000 for cystic fibrosis research.

Hood said now she's already planning next year's event.

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