A cheer goes up at the start of the Great Strides Walk for cystic fibrosis Sunday morning at Penfield school.

Riverites take steps to cure cystic fibrosis

The Great Strides walk for cystic fibrosis was a tremendous success once again this year, with more than 100 walkers

The Great Strides walk for cystic fibrosis was a tremendous success once again this year, with more than 100 walkers raising more than $12,000 in Campbell River for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Starting at Penfield school, participants enjoyed the walk, a barbecue by the Kinsmen Club, ice cream donated by Dairy Queen, face painting by Sparkles the Clown, lots of prizes and talks by two inspirational young adults with cystic fibrosis – Kim Wood (Black) and Mike Hamilton.

All money raised goes toward research for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) and to fund CF clinics across Canada.

CF, which affects the lungs and digestive system, is the most common, fatal, inherited disease affecting young Canadians.  Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national, non-profit, voluntary health charity.

The Campbell River chapter would like to extend their sincerest thanks to everyone who came out and walked, all the volunteers who make this event possible and the local businesses who gave so generously.  Thank you for helping  to breathe life into the future of those with cystic fibrosis.