Navigation Links
GREAT STRIDES Walks for Cystic Fibrosis Slated for 47 States This Weekend
Date:5/16/2008

Nationwide Fundraiser Seeks to Raise $38 Million for Life-threatening Disease

BETHESDA, Md., May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walkers in nearly every state will raise funds for cystic fibrosis this weekend -- May 17 and 18 -- by participating in GREAT STRIDES, the largest national CF fund-raiser, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today.

May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes fatal lung infections and serious digestive complications. The predicted median age of survival for people with CF is 37 years - more than double what it was 25 years ago.

To locate walk sites, go to http://www.cff.org/great_strides.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, GREAT STRIDES raises money for critical research, care and education programs. In 2007, GREAT STRIDES raised an unprecedented $34.6 million. This year, the Foundation seeks to top that goal by raising $38 million nationwide.

"We have made tremendous advances in the fight against CF, and there is much promising research on the horizon. The volunteers who take part in GREAT STRIDES are absolutely essential to our continued progress toward a cure and control for this disease," said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Foundation. "We are grateful to each and every walker who joins us."

GREAT STRIDES walks began in March and will continue through May. A majority of walks take place May 17 and 18. Overall, thousands of walkers are expected to turn out at 581 walk sites in the U.S.

One of the most efficient charities in the country, the Foundation was awarded a coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the United States. Ninety cents of every dollar raised by the Foundation is available to fund CF research and care programs.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has
'/>"/>

SOURCE Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Prevalence of COPD Greater Than Thought
2. Pillow, PAs Great American Sleep Better(TM)Project Reports Results
3. DuPont Focused on Meeting Global Demands for Greater Safety & Protection
4. Greater Baltimore Medical Center Taps Beryl for Customer Call Center Services
5. Safe Blood for Africa Foundations African Club 25 Greatly Reducing HIV Infections in African Youth
6. Kensey Nash Reports Acceleration of Stock Awards Triggered by Shareholder Acquisition of Greater Than 20% of Outstanding Shares
7. New strategies with greater antitumorous efficacy
8. Malaria product portfolio would benefit from greater cohesion amongst stakeholders
9. Great disappointment in veto of SCHIP legislation expressed by American College of Physicians
10. Hospital Coalition Says Governors No-Fault Bill Signing Provides a Great Protection for Florida Consumers
11. Good Food. Good Friends. Great Cause.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/23/2014)... Youth substance abuse is a serious problem ... Houston, TX. Substance abuse can happen to people of ... alcohol dependency in higher numbers than ever before. ... but don’t know where to find professional youth rehab. ... challenge because most treatment options are designed for adults. ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... Holly Springs, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 ... issues facing young people in Holly Springs, NC. Countless adolescents ... on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many never receive professional ... and young adults on where to get help. Troubled Teens ... difference in the lives of local teenage alcohol abusers ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Search Engine Optimization is needed ... of search engines and get more audience and ... compared many Linux hosting suppliers and announced that ... most recommended Linux hosting suppliers for webmasters from ... buy high quality Linux hosting (including VPS and ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 23, 2014 2014 Deep Research ... professional and in-depth research report on the Glucose ... information, including Glucose Meter definition, classification, application, and ... This research covers the international market analysis, including ... covering macroeconomic environment & economic situation analysis. The ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 23, 2014 Recently, Skmen.com, an ... collection of 2014 bohemian dresses in its online store. ... discounted prices, up to 28% off. All the international ... before August 31, 2014. , The company’s professional ... wants to show worldwide customers more the latest information ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Houston Hotline Assisting Juveniles in Locating Dependable Rehabilitation Help 2Health News:New Helpline Provides Teen Drug & Alcohol Recovery Information in Holly Springs, NC 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Announces Best Cheap Hosting Suppliers Of This Summer 2Health News:Glucose Meter Industry Global (Europe, Asia, NA, ROW) Analysis Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Glucose Meter Industry Global (Europe, Asia, NA, ROW) Analysis Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Cheap Bohemian Dresses Unveiled by Experienced Supplier Skmen.com 2
... is becoming an epidemic, a leading obstetricians has warned//. ... to major crisis. With Caesarean this is the risk if ... Dr Dermot MacDonald, former Director of the Dublin-based National Maternity ... Europe. ,Speaking at a seminar in New ...
... in a macabre incident of marital discord, a former nurse murdered ... JoAnn Godt pleaded guilty Monday to the indictment of murder and ... She had apparently beaten her husband to death with a baseball ... been sentenced to 20 years in prison. , Authorities ...
... evidence that explains exactly how exposure to lead during brain ... that exposure to levels of lead that are similar to ... of new neurons (neurogenesis) in the brain. Lead also alters ... of the brain (hippocampus) known to be important for learning ...
... According to a report by a progressive policy group in ... billion dollars if it goes about some bargaining// , with ... information from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the ... savings from cheaper prices could be diverted to either enhance ...
... Researchers have documented a case of hepatitis B virus (HBV) ... United States//. While this kind of infection is exceedingly rare, ... cases, according to the authors. ,The ... from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ...
... to devise ways and means of protecting the survivors of ... has been estimated thousands of such survivors do develop epilepsy ... high for certain kinds of war injuries. Studies of Vietnam ... of the University of Washington. ,Epilepsy may not ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Alarming Rise in Caesarean Births a Cause of Concern' 2Health News:Research Explains How Lead Exposure Produces Learning Deficits 2Health News:Rare Case of Hepatitis B Virus Transmission Between Dental Patients Recorded 2Health News:Rare Case of Hepatitis B Virus Transmission Between Dental Patients Recorded 3Health News:Research to Protect Accident Victims from Epilepsy 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014   Memorial Hermann Health System ... today announced a new partnership to provide a new ... breast care centers in the greater Houston ... will become the exclusive provider of professional breast radiology services ... in Memorial City, The Woodlands , Northeast, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  eRelevance Corporation ( www.erelevancecorp.com ... today that it has completed integration with Nextech, ... Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices. "Integration ... to healthcare practices using Nextech," stated Bob ... "Using information from the EMR we are able ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Eisai Limited is pleased to support the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance ... in Canada . The comic book, an ... and their parents about epilepsy, the most common neurological disorder ... Canadians. Eisai is guided by a corporate philosophy known as ... is central – there was a need within the epilepsy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 3Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 4eRelevance Corporation Integrates with Nextech Electronic Medical Records 2Eisai Pleased to Support Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Comic Book that Teaches Children About Epilepsy 2
... Feb. 23, 2011 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Vertex ... that targets the defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis, showed ... The trial was designed to evaluate patients age 12 ... CF mutation called G551D. The study included 161 patients who ...
... 2011 PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII ) today announced ... present at the Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference ... Copley Place in Boston. The live audio broadcast ... website at http://www.pdi-inc.com . The live audio broadcast will be ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Phase 3 Study of VX-770 Shows Marked Improvement in Lung Function Among People with Cystic Fibrosis with G551D Mutation 2Phase 3 Study of VX-770 Shows Marked Improvement in Lung Function Among People with Cystic Fibrosis with G551D Mutation 3
Rotary Piston Nebulizer...
... the exceptional performance you need at a price ... and durability youd expect from headlights priced much ... features our thinnest cable and adjusts from 90 ... when you reach for a headlight you can ...
... The newest STERIS lighting system ... controls, Wavelens™ technology for super-focus capability, ... shadow control and depth of field, ... backup. The system's LCD control center ...
... micro-prism refractive technology that precisely focuses ... onto the surgical site. Patented prism ... of cavity illumination, shadow control, heat ... highly maneuverable PrismAlix Series is available ...
Medicine Products: