For the first time in two years, Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History will return to an in-person format, this year held on May 29 in Bell Park.
Participants will have the option to register to attend in person on Walk Day, or complete their walk virtually from one of the 70 locations across Canada.
The Sudbury in-person event will begin with registration at 10 a.m. at the Elizabeth Street Gazebo in Bell Park, with opening ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m. and closing ceremonies at 1 p.m. Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s standard infection prevention protocols will be in place in addition to local COVID protocols.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. The disease mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. Despite progress in CF research and care, there is still no cure. Over the last 17 years, the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History has raised more than $40 million to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s programs including advocating for access to life-changing CF medication, Canadian cystic fibrosis research, clinical trials and highly individualized care for Canadians living with CF.
Canadians interested in joining the virtual Walk to make CF History can register at cysticfibrosis.ca/walk.