The Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be hosting a local Great Strides benefit walk at Audubon Park Saturday May 17, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the walk starting promptly at 10 a.m.
In true New Orleans fashion, the Louisiana edition of the Great Strides walk will feature music and entertainment including a second line lead by Dancing Man 504 with music by Gene the Machine Brass Band. The 610 Stompers, Pussyfooters and Tap Dat dancing Krewes will also be in attendance with food catered by Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar and Oceana Grill.
Anyone looking to participate can pre-register on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website, call 504-455-5194 or register at the walk between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
In a press release, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation states their national goal is to raise $42 million nationwide for CF research, education and care.
Cystic fibrosis affects about 30,000 adults and children in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. It causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of a defective CF gene.