Walkers come together to fight cystic fibrosis
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
About 70 walkers, and some bicycle-riders, gathered at Home Hardware May 27 for the second-annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History.
The group made their way down Alcona Drive from Home Hardware past the Ed Ariano bypass and back, just under three kilometres.
Candice and Richard Goretzki brought the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History to Sioux Lookout after they learned their six-year-old granddaughter Georgia had been diagnosed with the disease. This year they were able to walk with more than double the participants of last year with the help of family, friends, and supporters.
The Sioux Lookout Walking Warriors are one of many teams raising money for cystic fibrosis medical research.
The group joined thousands of participants across the country who are participating in their own communities.
“We need a cure for Cystic Fybrosis. That’s our goal, bottom line,” said Jackie Bernier, Walking Warriors team captain.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada points out, “The funds raised are invested in innovative research to help Cystic Fibrosis Canada pursue the next medical breakthrough and provide the highest standard of care for cystic fibrosis patients.”
So far, the Walking Warriors have surpassed their goal of $3000 and are closing in on $5000. To donate to the team, go to: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/, go to the donate page, and search the team name Sioux Lookout Walking Warriors.