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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Named Charitable Organization of the Year by USA Track & Field
Date:10/29/2007

running in the U. S. The annual award, based on USATF's studies, recognizes charitable organizations like the CF Foundation that have successfully advanced their cause through walks and runs. Including GREAT STRIDES contributions, more than $714 million was raised for charity by runners and walkers in 2007, USATF's study found. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds CF research, has 80 chapter and branch offices throughout the country, and supports and accredits a nationwide network of 115 CF care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised by the CF Foundation is available to fund CF research and care programs. For more information, visit http://www.cff.org.

To help fight CF, get involved in GREAT STRIDES by calling (800) FIGHT CF or visiting http://greatstrides.cff.org/.


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