WORCESTER – The 2019 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation [CFF] Great Strides Walk is happening next weekend — Saturday, May 18 — at Lake Quinsigamond State park on Lake Ave. in Worcester
Even though this is the 30th Annual Great Strides Walk for CFF, this will actually be the 39th year a CFF walk has taken place in Worcester as the first Worcester CFF fundraising walk occurred in 1980.
This year’s Worcester goal is $73,800 — as of 1 PM on Wednesday, May 8, the teams walking had raised nearly a combined $44,000.
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. It affects more than 30,000 people in the United States and tens of thousands more worldwide.
ThisWeekinWorcester.com will be represented at the Great Strides Walk and will be walking with Team Foley — led by Daniel Foley of Southborough.
Foley is originally from Worcester and turns 70 this summer — making him one of the oldest living people in the United States with cystic fibrosis, according to CFF foundation officials.
Team Foley has raised $7,640 of their team’s $8,000 goal. To make a donation to Great Strides through ThisWeekinWorcester.com, please click here.
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