Families from all over Southcoast will be joining together to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Last year, the Great Strides Walk-A-Thon won national recognition raising close to $60,000.00 towards a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Great Strides Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis will be held at DCR Fort Phoenix State Reservation on Sunday May 22!

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 adults and children in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. It causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. Funds raised through Great Strides have helped with progress in the lives of those who have cystic fibrosis. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

Get involved in the Great Strides Walk by calling the Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter at 508-655- 6000 or by visiting the website at www.cff.org/Chapters/mass-ri/

Additional Reporting by Kiah Heron