Support the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis by setting up for Philadelphia Great Strides walk!


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

Citizens Bank Park1 Citizens Bank WayPhiladelphia, PA 19148
Independence Blue Cross volunteers at Philadelphia Great Strides

About

Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by volunteering at our Philadelphia Great Strides walk at Citizens Bank Park (where the Phillies play!) Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene.

Great Strides is our signature walk event for the Foundation, providing a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a meaningful cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

Through the CF Foundation’s efforts and events like Great Strides, as well as the support of generous donors and dedicated volunteers, the life expectancy of a child with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Today, the search to find a cure is more promising than ever before.

Over 2,000 walkers will join us on April 14 th, and we are in need of volunteers for the day BEFORE the event to help set up run smoothly. We are particularly looking for strong volunteers who feel comfortable lifting 30+ lbs. Not only will you be able to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, but you will also have the opportunity to see some of the hidden areas of the Philadelphia Phillies' famed hangout. If you have any questions, please reach out to Angelica Corsi at acorsi@cff.org. Thank you for your support!

Skills

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • must be able to lift 30+ lbs

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