Monday, January 17, 2011

Great Strides - Walking for a Cure

I just registered "The Sprinkle Family - Caleb's Crew" for the 2011 Atlanta - The Burger Bowl at Georgia Tech Great Strides walk on May 21st at 8:30am. I am so excited to have an opportunity to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - an amazing organization that works diligently to support research for much-needed, life-saving drugs and treatments.

The CF Foundation receives no federal funding and relies solely on donations to fund drug development and clinical trials. Only 30,000 people in the US have cystic fibrosis so it is considered an "orphan disease" meaning the pharmaceutical industry will not invest in new medications on its own because because there is little financial incentive. Though there is still no cure for cystic fibrosis, the money raised for the CF Foundation has funded aggressive drug treatments and therapies that have increased the life expectancy for people with CF to 38 years. That is amazing progress, but if you know and love someone with CF, you know its not enough. Like all parents, we want more for Caleb and all the families that deal with CF every day.

You can help! Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education. If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause, please follow this link to my Great Strides page and find the "Click to Donate" button at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to walk with us and have a Great Strides page of your own, please click the "Join My Team" button at the bottom of my page. We'd love to add you to "Caleb's Crew"!

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