The 19th annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History hits Bell Park on May 28.
Organized by the Greater Sudbury Kinette Club for the second year in a row, the annual event is tied to Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and is Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s largest national fundraising event.
“The walk is an opportunity for families, friends, individuals and teams to go #FurtherForAll and help change the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis and honour those who’ve lost their lives because of this disease,” the organization said in a news release. “The Walk is a volunteer-driven event and would not be possible without the support of hundreds of volunteers across the country.”
Since its inception in 2005, the Walk To Make Cystic Fibrosis History has raised more than $42 million. The funds support increased access to medications, research and individualized health care.
Locally, the walk raises more than $10,000 a year.
In Sudbury, the walk begins at the Elizabeth Street Gazebo in Bell Park and heads toward Science North through the park.
Registration is at 10 a.m. on May 28, with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. The walk ends at around noon with closing ceremonies and a rough tally of funds raised. Prizes will also be awarded while live music is provided by Naked Soul.
Volunteers are needed for the event to assist with set-up, provide snacks to walkers, sanitize surfaces, clean up and direct people to the proper areas depending on their needs. Students in need of volunteer hours are welcome.