Portland’s Great Strides will feature food, a live band and children’s entertainment including Crusher, mascot for the Maine Red Claws NBA D-League basketball team. At last year’s walk 500 walkers raised almost $200,000 to fund research to help find a cure.
The walk will begin at 10 a.m., with check-in starting at 9 at St. Pius X Church at 492 Ocean Avenue.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. For more information, go to www.cff.org.