Tomorrow, unlike most Saturday mornings, I won’t be teaching The Goat Cheese Class.
My family and I will be walking, for about the 20th year or so, in the annual fundraising walk for Cystic Fibrosis.
“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 (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
- clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
- obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.” (taken from www.cff.org)
We have two very dear friends with Cystic Fibrosis and will walk to raise money to find a cure.
If you can join us, it would be awesome!!! The walk is at America The Beautiful Park tomorrow (Sat. May 21, 2011). Registration starts at 8am, the walk starts at 9am.
If you can’t join us, but would like to donate, you can donate here at the official Great Strides website, and search for me!!! Lindsey Aparicio!!! Your donation will be added toward my goal, and my team’s goal. In advance, THANK YOU!!!!!
We HAVE to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, and we WILL!!!
– The Goat Cheese Lady