Great Strides

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

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About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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2 Responses to Great Strides

  1. Libby says:

    I didn’t see this until today but, as you can imagine, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for inspiring so many to do wonderful things–including support a cause so close to our hearts! XOXO

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