submitted by Megan Knowles
This Sunday, May 28, a fundraiser event for Cystic Fibrosis Canada called “Walk to Make CF History” will be taking place in Ottawa.
On May 6th, our family and friends held a garage sale as part of the Merrickville Community Garage Sale, and all proceeds were donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. We raised over $1,400.
The “Walk to Make CF History” is held in locations across Canada on the last Sunday in May.
This year, the Ottawa Walk is being held at Saunders Farm on May 28th. It is the 19th annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. We expect about 300 participants and the day will include entertainment, a silent auction, and access to Saunders Farm attractions! The general public can purchase tickets to the event here: https://changemakers.crowdchange.ca/29383.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in Canada. It is a disease that affects the entire body including the lungs, pancreas, liver and kidneys. It affects about 4,300 Canadians and there is no cure. Money raised goes towards research, advocacy and treatment for those living with cystic fibrosis.
Our family has been walking since 2018. Our youngest daughter Lily was born with Cystic Fibrosis. We will continue to fundraise so that one day, a cure can be found for those living with CF, and newer more effective treatments become available.