Community Interest

Annual Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk May 5th


May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. One of the special local events will be the 2018 Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis on May 5th at St. Charles Community College.   Registration begins at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants don’t specifically pay to walk, but are free to organize their own fundraisers at the event, and throughout the year to support their team. Local CF patient, Libby Thornton, her parents, and other family and friends have participated for several years. Some of their past fundraisers for CF, which they collect through the “Live, Laugh, Libby” team,  have included selling koozie cups, bracelets, and key chains, holding silent auctions and raffles, and other activities. Several local people also ride in the CF Cycles for Life event every year on behalf of Libby. All money collected on behalf of the Live, Laugh, Libby team is donated directly to CF. You can donate to the team online at http://greatstrides.dff.org. Search for team name “Live, Laugh, Libby.”