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20th Annual Walk To Make Cystic Fibrosis History to raise funds, awareness of cystic fibrosis

Ready for the CF Walk on May 26 are: Back row: Joanne Millar - Kinette; Darcy Millar, Kinsmen; Hanna Gordon ( t-rex) Front-end Manager Boston Pizza; Charlie Wood; Evelyn Hargrave; Brechin Barnes; Andria Carmichael (t-rex) Kinettes; Larissa McPherson (pig) Kinette; Front row: Kim Wood ( event organizer) William Black; Kepler, Morgan (event organizer), Bowen and Theodore Hargrave.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Campbell River/Comox Valley Chapter invites you to register and attend the 20th annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History on Sunday, May 26.

The 3 km walk will begin at Ecole Willow Point School with registration and activities starting at 10 a.m. and the walk beginning at 11 a.m.

Whether participants choose to walk, run or roll or, support the event online, Cystic Fibrosis Canada is calling on the power of the cystic fibrosis (CF) community to make this a memorable event and generate critical funds for CF research and support so that no one with CF is left behind.

The walk will be followed by a barbecue lunch hosted by the Campbell River Kinsmen with help from Dairy Queen, Thrifty Foods and Discovery Foods.

This year marks the 20th annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History which has raised more than $41 million since 2005. Cystic Fibrosis Canada is calling on the community to take a #StepFoward and make this the best Walk yet! The Walk takes place in over 50 communities across Canada and funds raised from the event support Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s work to lengthen and improve the lives of the over 4,400 Canadians who live with CF.

Kim Wood, event organizer and person with cystic fibrosis said, “I am very grateful to the business community and individuals who are supporting this event. Funds raised from events like this have meant I am here today being the mom that I was really hoping to be - a living example of what medical science has been able to do. New medications that have been developed thanks to fund raised dollars have meant I am here today – able to contribute to my family and community.” Wood went on to say, “we are not done – we do not yet have a cure for CF – but what a celebration that day will be!”

This year there will be a small mystery silent auction thanks to London Drugs, Canadian Tire, Boston Pizza, Pioneer Home Hardware and Tim Hortons.

Major sponsorship of this event this year comes from McDonald’s Restaurant, RBC Dominion Securities and CARSTAR Quality Assured – Rich’s. Further sponsorship funds are from MOWI, Costco, Capacity Forest Products, and Discovery Laser.

It is a family friendly event and there will be activities to help keep children entertained including goodie bags, face painting thanks to The Crows Nest Artist Collective and bike decorating.

To register and/or make a donation, visit