TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Hundreds gathered at Hawthorn Park to make strides for a cure this afternoon. It’s a 5-K walk benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Organizers say many of the teams are in it to end it. Hoping to help find a cure for those suffering. The great strides walk today is to help celebrate the medical advancements made already.
“It is everything to us. We are in really exciting research times with cf. We’re looking at a daily cure for everyone with cf, hopefully by 2017. Events like this, and all around the state raise money for that medical research and we’re really close.”
This is the 20th year for the great strides walk. The Indiana chapter of cystic fibrosis hopes to raise about 48 thousand dollars for research this year.