The Northern Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held its 24th annual Great Strides Walk at Hardesty Park in Akron, Ohio. Over 35 teams participated and raised funds ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. The Northern Ohio Chapter has an a goal of $700,000 which includes Akron's goal of $125,000. The national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation goal is $40 million.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000
children and adults in the United States and 70,000 worldwide. Learn more at

Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national
fundraising event.

To learn more about Northern Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Visit or call 216-475-2873.

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